14. Detroit Tigers vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 1968
The 1968 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals did not feature high drama or thrilling extra-inning showdowns, and not a single game in the series was decided later than the seventh inning.
What it did feature was an improbable comeback and a pitching performance for the ages.
The Tigers fell behind 3-1 in the series, and after suffering a 10-1 beatdown in Game 4, it appeared that the Cardinals would cruise to a third World Series title in five years. But Detroit was not finished quite yet.
The Tigers picked up a 5-3 victory in Game 5, and with the World Series on the line, sent their two aces to the mound on two days rest to attempt to complete the comeback.
Denny McClain and Mickey Lolich answered the call. Each went the distance and allowed just one run, ending a World Series drought for Detroit that had spanned three decades. Lolich took home MVP honors after recording a 3-0 record and pitching three complete games, a feat that has yet to be accomplished since.
The 1968 Tigers are one of just four teams in MLB history to overcome a 3-1 World Series deficit, and one of two to do so by winning the final two games on the road.
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