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Athletics comeback is greatest in Series history

Updated: October 17, 2005, 4:30 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Oct. 12, 1929

No deficit is too large for the Philadelphia Athletics. Trailing the Chicago Cubs by eight runs in the seventh inning in Game 4 of the World Series, the Athletics put on a marvelous comeback.

It starts with Al Simmons leading off with a homer off Charlie Root. The next four hitters single, good for two more runs, before Root retires a batter. After another run-scoring single, Art Nehf relieves Root.

Mule Haas hits a low liner to center and, ...

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