New York Yankees v. Arizona Diamondbacks
Game 7 of the 2001 World Series
The series is tied 3-3.
After going down two games to none to start the series, the Yankees had clawed back and won three in a row before getting pummeled in Game 6.
Now, after Curt Schilling and Roger Clemens have battled deep into the game, the Yankees own a 2-1 lead heading into the bottom of the 8th inning.
They bring in Mariano Rivera to shut the door and win the World Series.
Rivera fans the side in the 8th inning.
Mark Grace counters with a leadoff single for the Diamondbacks in the bottom of the 9th inning. When Damian Miller attempts to bunt pinch runner Dave Dellucci over, Rivera fields it cleanly and throws the ball into center field.
There are runners at first and second base with nobody out. It should be a runner at first with one away.
Jay Bell bunts hard to third, and Dellucci is forced out.
There are runners at first and second base with one out. It could be a runner at first with two away if the force had gone to second on the bad bunt.
Tony Womack doubles to right, and the tying run comes in from second. Again, it could have been second and third with two away.
A hit batsman later, the Yankee infielders play in. Now, they wouldn’t be playing in if there were two away, but there is only one out.
Luis Gonzalez bloops a single over the head of the drawn-in second baseman.
Diamondbacks win their first World Series, and the Yankees’ 27th World Championship will wait another eight years.