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Baseball's best moment of the year

The final day of the regular season and the Tampa Bay Rays' amazing comeback

Updated: December 27, 2011, 2:14 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Baseball's moment of the year was Evan Longoria's walk-off home run that ended the regular season and completed the most exciting day in baseball history. But it was the 2 hours and 10 minutes leading up to it that made the moment worthy of a Brad Pitt movie, a Ken Burns documentary and a Buster Olney book.

Who would have guessed at such a climax four weeks earlier? What with the Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies and Braves holding such substantial leads that the Cardinals and Rays ...

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