The 1986 World Series pitted Davey Johnson's New York Mets against John McNamara's Boston Red Sox. By then, New York's Shea Stadium had garnered a reputation for its loud crowd noise, but as the series shifted back to Queens for the Series' concluding chapter, the insanity was just beginning.
Down three games to two, the Mets needed to win Game 6 to stay alive. In the eighth inning, the Mets scored once to tie the game at three, ultimately propelling the contest into extra innings.
After a two-run top of the 10th, Boston appeared to have the game well in hand. After recording two outs in the bottom of the frame, the stadium grew eerily quiet.
Then, the Mets began their historic comeback.
It started with a Gary Carter single into shallow left field. As the crowd gradually came back and started to cheer, pinch hitter Kevin Mitchell followed with a single of his own.
Sensing something special, the crowd grew even louder, accompanying a Ray Knight RBI single with thunderous applause.
Stepping up to the plate was left fielder Mookie Wilson, who worked his at-bat to nine pitches, one of which was a wild pitch that allowed the tying run to score and the winning run to advance to third base.
The crowd was now completely invested in Game 6, complete with the upper deck stands shaking up and down as a result of all the commotion.
As the Mets walked off on Bill Buckner's famous error, the crowd went wild. Vin Scully's call of the play featured an unusually yelling Scully narrating the play, backed by a chorus of sheer fan-demonium.
The Mets won the 1986 World Series in seven games, forever cementing Shea Stadium as one of the loudest in the game.