The Rays' astounding "Game 162" finish demands a deep rewind

27 Th10, 2020
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Playoff baseball is the best baseball. We can all agree on that. But every once in a while, the regular season lines up so perfectly, so dramatically, that it creates a situation you'll never find in the postseason. We're talking about a simultaneous, multi-team, multi-game horserace to the finish line. To understand just how wild that can be, look no further than the final night of the 2011 MLB season.
We begin, as always, at the end. In extra innings of a tied Yankees-Rays game in Florida, Evan Longoria stands at the plate with a chance to walk off for the win ... and a playoff spot. The fact that things even got to that point is ridiculous. It depended on Tampa rallying into wild card position throughout September. It depended on the Boston Red Sox falling apart. Tonight, it depended on the miserable Baltimore Orioles choosing to give it their all just for the fun of it ... and perhaps getting some help from a former Ray. It depended on Longoria and his teammates-- some of them rather obscure-- making one last push in a historic month-long rally.
"Game 162" was one of the coolest nights in baseball history. Before we watch Evan Longoria try to end it, let's rewind.
Directed and edited by Joe Ali
Written and produced by Seth Rosenthal
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  • evan longoria has always been my favorite player, as someone whos love of baseball has been lost, thank you

    Seth LangfordSeth Langford18 giờ trước
  • Greatest regular season baseball day in history

    No HomersNo Homers2 ngày trước
  • Sports are wild.

    Travis GTravis G5 ngày trước
  • Please do a reminder on Manchester city 2012 English premier league win. Sergio Aguero's title winning goal

    Karo OkpotoKaro Okpoto9 ngày trước
  • Game 6 of the 2011 World Series needs a deep rewind

    StlDonJuanStlDonJuan10 ngày trước
    • They did that a couple of yrs ago.

      finchboratfinchborat2 ngày trước
  • I’m not familiar with baseball, why is it called game 162?

    Sugarist0Sugarist011 ngày trước
    • Because there are 162 games in a season.

      finchboratfinchborat2 ngày trước
  • I was 8 years old at this game and my parents made us leave when we were down 7. I’ll never forgive them 😢

    SosaSosa13 ngày trước
  • This was one of the greatest nights in baseball history

    Brian BannonBrian Bannon14 ngày trước
  • 12:04 for the highlight if u guys don't wanna listen

    Woah What Is ThisWoah What Is This19 ngày trước
  • 5:01 I would assume this broadcaster was a veteran. He should know better.

    Tony ZunigaTony Zuniga21 ngày trước
  • Stuff like this is why I love the game. Can't wait for the 2021 season to start!

    thirteensoftthirteensoft28 ngày trước
  • The rays could've had an outfield of rocco baldelli, carl crawford and josh hamilton. If only baldelli's career wasn't ruined by injury and josh Hamilton's early career ruined by off field issues

    Several eggsSeveral eggsTháng trước
  • There is, I think, an interesting postscript regarding the Orioles and Red Sox. Prior to the 2011 season, the Orioles had hired a new manager, former New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Texas Rangers manager, Buck Showalter. Nevertheless, the Orioles finished the 2011 season 69-93, their 14th straight year with a losing record. Meanwhile, though they missed the playoffs, the Red Sox finished 2011 with 90-72, their 14th straight winning season. In his eight years as manager, Terry Francona had led the Sox to six 90+ win seasons, and not one, but two World Series wins. So what do the Red Sox do that off-season? They fire Francona and hire former Texas Rangers and New Yotk Mets (and Japanese Pacific League Chiba Lotte Marines) manager, Bobby Valentine. The following season, 2012, the Orioles end up going 93-69, and made the playoffs for the first time in 15 years. Meanwhile, the Red Sox go just 69-93, and finish with not only their first losing season in 15 years, but their worst record in 47 years. Go figure.

    Ronald CammarataRonald CammarataTháng trước
  • Yall should do Barry bonds record breaking homerun

    Cairo CraigCairo CraigTháng trước
  • How can you not love this game?!

    Richard RoyRichard RoyTháng trước
  • Do the Memorial Day Miracle by Shawn Elliot...the shot that launched a dynasty...1999 WCF

    O EAOO EAOTháng trước
  • just glad the Os got their due respect for their part in this

    Enji KarbEnji KarbTháng trước
  • The discreet request subsequently walk because card particularly touch midst a kindhearted porter. wary, cumbersome makeup

    Angel RomanaAngel RomanaTháng trước
  • Who says baseball isn't exciting??? 😄😄😄

    Saurabh JainSaurabh JainTháng trước
  • That's a cool picture at 8:17

    Gene ShortGene ShortTháng trước
  • Can't believe it's about to be the 10 year anniversary. Best night of baseball ever. And I'm sorry, Longoria didn't have a down year. I guess his batting average was lower but that's only because of an unlucky .239 BABIP. Dude was as good as ever

    Seth GuttmanSeth GuttmanTháng trước
  • You gotta love the Orioles popping off over their victory - it's the kind of spite-fuelled instant-alliance that comes from "Well, we have no particular alliegance to the Rays, but we happen to be playing against the Red Sox so let's do it for the Rays!"

    WyrmknaveWyrmknaveTháng trước
  • The most incredible night of regular season baseball we’ll likely ever see during our lifetime.

    freedmanstlfreedmanstlTháng trước
  • 1:16 uh why arent the red sox on this list? wrong year?

    WalczykWalczyk2 tháng trước
  • Anderson’s missed kick Falcons vs Vikings 1998 NFC Championship

    Will CapuanoWill Capuano2 tháng trước
  • Dan Shaughnessy is the biggest clown, douchebag, piece of $hit to ever be associated with anything Boston and proved it year after year. He was the Skip Bayless of Boston times 100 and I hate how these clowns get so much airtime and people actually watch/listen/read them!

    KeyserSoze26BKeyserSoze26B2 tháng trước
  • There's a GREAT book about this called "Baseball's Starry Night" that reconstructs the whole night from the perspectives of fans tweeting, emailing, etc. all across the country as the games are playing out in real time. It's an awesome read, even when you already know how it ends, but you're seeing these fans living it.

    BPBearyBPBeary2 tháng trước
  • Alex Gonzalez game 4 2003 world series walk off deserves a rewinder

    akeets104akeets1042 tháng trước
  • Can you do a rewinder of Lucas Moura’s last second goal to send Tottenham to the champions league final?

    Peter KaplanPeter Kaplan2 tháng trước
  • You guys should make a rewind of Luis Suarezs handball stop at the 2010 world cup

    johnblah1234johnblah12342 tháng trước
  • Great Job.

    Lucky VerriLucky Verri2 tháng trước
  • One thing to note, Longoria did make a fielding error in the top of the 12th inning.

  • this is one of the most unbelievable nights of sports i’ve ever witnessed live. i remember being a little kid watching this unfold. madness. how can you not be romantic about sports?

    Tommy CapriseTommy Caprise2 tháng trước
  • “How can you not be romantic about baseball?”

    MyMenelaosMyMenelaos3 tháng trước
  • Then MLB was like “we need another wild card team k?”

    imallfordabullsimallfordabulls3 tháng trước
  • Against my better judgment, bears pack 2013 rewinder. That game sent them both in completely different directions

    Andrew GarciaAndrew Garcia3 tháng trước
  • How do you not mention how the ghost of Scott Proctor had NO stuff and was left out there so the Yanks would lose

    Will FelixWill Felix3 tháng trước
  • Greatest day in MLB history

    Alan JohnsonAlan Johnson3 tháng trước
  • Thanks for reminding this Phillies fan that if they just let the Braves win they wouldn't have had to face the Cards in the playoffs

    Kyle MillerKyle Miller3 tháng trước
  • i won my fantasy baseball league on evan longoria's 2nd home run. true story. we were tied or something. that home run won me the final week of the season, and therefore, the league that year

    jsXanatosjsXanatos3 tháng trước
  • Please do Marlin Jackson interception 2006 AFC Championship

    Takuya MiyaishiTakuya Miyaishi3 tháng trước
  • As an Orioles fan, you take what you can get.

    Daniel McCloskeyDaniel McCloskey4 tháng trước
  • The Indians comeback against the Mariners is worthy of a Rewind.

    Stan HarrisStan Harris4 tháng trước
  • As an O's fan, I hate the Yankees and Red Sox. Not the Rays.

    Hank FairchildHank Fairchild4 tháng trước
  • As a Red Sox fan this night sucked. I still feel dirty for rooting for the yankees

    kenthehobokenthehobo4 tháng trước
  • Theo would go to the Cubs to win the World Series in 2016! 😏🥳

    teddyjun1teddyjun14 tháng trước
  • Can we get a rewind of the 2020 NLCS??

    Elite_Thunder3Elite_Thunder34 tháng trước
  • Can you please make a rewinder about steph's game winner against okc

    Jam MinJam Min4 tháng trước
  • how can u not get romantic about baseball...

    jack eastmanjack eastman4 tháng trước
  • And then the Rangers won the World Series in six games. I think that’s right ... right?😢

    sergio lozasergio loza4 tháng trước
  • 31 home runs was a down year?

    Jimothy HamperJimothy Hamper4 tháng trước
  • Whenever this game is discussed, the top of the 12th is always overlooked. Yankees got 1st and 3rd with no one out. Then there was a ridiculous ground ball to 3rd that managed to get that runner.

    Chris DiPierroChris DiPierro4 tháng trước
  • Damn... Good to see Uggla again.

    Richard RoyRichard Roy4 tháng trước
  • Just to note this, as an Orioles fan, that walk off by Andino did mean something. That moment is considered to be the culture changing moment of the Buckle Up Birds era teams, and was a catalyst for the best baseball Baltimore had seen in roughly 15 years. It might not seem like much to outsiders, but to those in Baltimore, it meant a lot.

    Nick NoleffNick Noleff4 tháng trước
  • The only time I wanted the Yankees to lose

    Matt KominskyMatt Kominsky4 tháng trước
  • Can we get a rewind on the dodgers comeback from 3-1 or the dodgers game 6 win in the 2020 WS

    Matt BardalesMatt Bardales4 tháng trước
  • These deep rewinds almost always make me shed a tear. I was 20 years old watching MLB network and just trying to keep up with what was going on that night. Thank you.

    DarwinDarwin4 tháng trước
  • Please do Super Bowl 52! If you're gonna break my Red Sox fan heart with this one, at least give me one for my Birds. NOT TO MENTION IT IS ON THE SHORT LIST OF BEST SUPER BOWLS EVER. David vs Goliath matchup, backup qb, most yards ever in ANY game, lead changes, comes down to a final play, it's literally tailor made for this series!

    mageta621mageta6214 tháng trước
  • Don’t like thinking about this cause I was at the rays game and left early

    shnoogums1shnoogums14 tháng trước
  • Dude baseball is magic.

    John Daniel LunaJohn Daniel Luna4 tháng trước
  • Dan O'Shaughnessy can eat a loaf

    just b godlyjust b godly4 tháng trước
  • As a sox fan I wanna watch it but don't

    KEllisTalksKEllisTalks4 tháng trước
  • I'd love to see a 1991 Wold Series game seven rewind.

    ohnezbittohnezbitt4 tháng trước
  • 2013 Atletico Mineiros Libertadores Championship run

    Samuel AndradeSamuel Andrade5 tháng trước
  • Please a deep rewind about the tuck rule game!

    Leandro OgataLeandro Ogata5 tháng trước
  • Rewinder: Hamilton winning the world championship on the last lap at interlagos 2008

    Pablo VargasPablo Vargas5 tháng trước
  • The Yankees intentionally gave the Rays the win after Boston lost... change my mind

    Brendan JakausBrendan Jakaus5 tháng trước
  • I would LOVE to see a Rewind about the 1990 Japanese Gran Prix, the greatest and most notorious rivalry in F1 history between Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost. How can we make this happen?

    Francisco NavarroFrancisco Navarro5 tháng trước
  • As good as this was it came because of some bullshit

    Max WallMax Wall5 tháng trước
  • Red Sox: I BLEW IT! NOW TIME TO MAKE A RUN AND MAKE EVERYBODY FORGET ABOUT IT! *Wins 2013 WS* Secret Base: We will let people remember that.

    Ly TranLy Tran5 tháng trước
  • Can y'all do a john brooks decisive last minute header for the USMNT in the first game of the 2014 world cup against ghana. That goal gave the us the win it needed to get out of the "group of death" and showed the US was a force to be reckoned with only losing slimly to eventual champions Germany (unlike brazil lol) and tieing a cristiano ronaldo led portugal. Plus y'all can talk about clint dempsey scoring 30 od seconds in...would love to see it!

    Jake LeibowitzJake Leibowitz5 tháng trước
  • The Cardinals were incredibly close to not being in the playoffs at all that year. 2011 MLB Champions afterwards.

    Brother PandaBrother Panda5 tháng trước
  • Make a rewinder on Penn State's blocked field goal against Ohio State in 2016

    Adam SheetzAdam Sheetz5 tháng trước
  • Here's a suggestion for a rewind video, but it's about cricket. Even still, it would be perfect for a rewind video. So here goes: In cricket, the way scoring works is one team bats and puts up a score, while the second team tries to chase it down afterwards. If both teams score the same amount, then they play a super over, which is like overtime. Each team plays 6 deliveries and whoever scores more wins. Now a tie in cricket is very unusual and there are usually maybe 5 super overs played in a year. Then the rule for if a super over is tied used to be that the team that scored more boundaries (big hits) would win. What this did was give a team going into a super over an inherent advantage. It had happened one time between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, a domestic league, but was never changed as people thought it would never happen in a big game. In 2019, the world cup final was between England and New Zealand. England had never won a world cup before, despite being the creator of the sport. New Zealand were in their second consecutive world cup final after being the runner-ups in 2015 to rivals Australia. New Zealand batted first, and England did not look like they were in a good position. Then their player Ben Stokes played really well to tie the game, sending it to a super over. England batted first in the super over, and New Zealand had to chase. Needing 2 to win off the last ball of the super over, the New Zealand batsman scored 1 off the last ball and got out, just short of the second run. The super over was tied, but England won as they had scored more boundaries. This allowed England to win their first world cup, and meaning New Zealand lost their second consecutive world cup. Many people were unhappy about the result and the tied super over rule was changed very quickly to just continue super overs until someone won. This came into play this year during the IPL, as a super over between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab was tied, and went to a second super over.

    Srivardhan JangiliSrivardhan Jangili5 tháng trước
  • 1990 NBA FINALS, Game 5...Rewind and see the most underrated game winner of any sport. It was 120 seconds of 1 man willing a team on to greatness and...."a moment in history".

    JakeWan RiverJakeWan River5 tháng trước
  • You need to do a Rewinder of Magglio Ordoñez and the 2006 ALCS, Game 4 - Tigers v. Athletics... Once you look into it, you'll understand why.

    JakeWan RiverJakeWan River5 tháng trước
  • Please do the Bluegrass Miracle!!!!!!!

    Daniel RobinsonDaniel Robinson5 tháng trước
  • Song at the end?, before the details are finished????

    Chill BillChill Bill5 tháng trước
  • Deep rewind Game 6 of the 2020 World Series where you just show Cash pulling Snell for no reason

    lanceuppercut88lanceuppercut885 tháng trước
  • Gotta do rewind of benny the jet rodriguez outrunning The beast

    Joseph HodappJoseph Hodapp5 tháng trước
  • I know you don’t cover football (soccer) that much, but I feel like the 2005 Champions League final deserves a deep rewind. Liverpool 3-0 down at half time, against one of the best teams anyone had ever seen in AC Milan. Everything looked like it was over, a Liverpool fan even killed himself at half time it was that hopeless. Then, Liverpool clawed it back in the second half to 3-3, and won on penalties.

    OwenOwen5 tháng trước
  • Rewind of 2010 World Series game 7. A group of old outdated players who beat a young Rangers club.

    Trevor OldknowTrevor Oldknow5 tháng trước
  • Can you do the 2015 big ten championship please

    Junkyard DogJunkyard Dog5 tháng trước
  • Best part of this video, Andrew Jones Homer

    Martin QuesadaMartin Quesada5 tháng trước
  • That was moment I knew the Orioles would be good next season.

    oriolephanoriolephan5 tháng trước
  • Great video but just wish you used Gary Thorne’s call for the Andino hit

    Jason GanslawJason Ganslaw5 tháng trước
  • You guys should do a special on the 2020 election in a few months because of how wild it has been. Non-biased just a look back at all the events leading up to Nevada’s tally. You could even drop it on Inauguration Day.

    Phil GrahmatePhil Grahmate5 tháng trước
  • Oh man I remember this very vividly. I just came home from playing in a football game as a freshman. Took a shower and watched the game with my brother. Evan is from around my area so it was crazy to see dude hit the walk off and see a finish like that. The freese walk off has a football memory too lmaoo

    Yung_GrouchYung_Grouch5 tháng trước
  • Just need to link this because it is a great read along side of

    mode9800mode98005 tháng trước
  • The Phillies ruined this season by beating the Braves...they allowed the Cardinals to get in and well...we know what happened with that

    Alex MurphyAlex Murphy5 tháng trước
  • Implications of this night (and the prior month) set in motion the events the culminated on November 2nd 2016. Theo left, Joe Maddon signed a contract that included an opt out after the 2014 season. Thanks Rays

    Brandon MarcellisBrandon Marcellis5 tháng trước
  • Y'all should do a rewinder on "the comeback" game. 93' Oliers v Bills wildcard. Wilddddd game

    Miles NugentMiles Nugent5 tháng trước
  • The Micro Korg organ patch at the end is so recognizable.

  • So Carl Crawford’s mere presence ... is the reason the Rays made the playoffs in 2011...mind blown

    AE B.AE B.5 tháng trước

    Matthew MenzMatthew Menz5 tháng trước
  • And this failed to mention that Dan Johnson broke Boston's spirit in 2008 with a HR off Papelbon in September, adding to his ability to ruin the Red Sox' dreams.

    Paul CainPaul Cain5 tháng trước
  • I know this isn't a sport that gets covered on this channel, but I would KILL to see a deep rewind of Tony Hawks 990 at the X Games. Vert was dying, street was in, Tony had a big video game coming out that his public relevancy depended on at that point. With one move he could cement himself as an icon to the sport, and to America itself. Welcome to a moment in history. (See? CRAZY potential)

    sussvarmansussvarman5 tháng trước
  • The only thing this video misses is the Bruce Chen rumor. Chen had finished his season with the also-ran Royals but there was talk that if a Game 163 tiebreaker were necessary, the Red Sox, whose rotation was wretched, were going to trade for him and very hastily get him in uniform to be their starter. All this for one game -- his contract was up at the end of 2011, and he wouldn't have been eligible for the playoffs proper.

    newsrimnewsrim5 tháng trước
  • Please rewind the Bengals scoring a TD to send the Buffalo Bills to their first playoffs in 2 decades

    Michael LambrechtMichael Lambrecht5 tháng trước
  • I thought that was Mark Rober in the thumbnail 🤣

    Ryan FrederickRyan Frederick5 tháng trước