The 2013 playoffs have been an almost perfect representation of the regular season.
In the National League, the St. Louis Cardinals owned the best regular-season record (97-65), with the Los Angles Dodgers being the strongest second-half team (45-23). And in the American League, arguably the most talented squad on paper (Detroit Tigers) is battling the league’s other juggernaut (Boston Red Sox) for a coveted spot in the Fall Classic.
But regular-season greatness hardly guarantees success of historic proportion in the playoffs. Ever since the Championship Series debuted in 1969, teams have overcome ranging adversity to advance to the World Series.
Perhaps the most prime example is the 2004 Boston Red Sox. Despite a three-game deficit against the New York Yankees, the Red Sox continually found ways to come back, eventually winning the ALCS. The Red Sox would also later go on to take their first World Series ring in 86 years.
Read on to see the greatest Championship Series performances in MLB history.
All statistics sourced through Baseball-Reference.com.