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The greatest night of games in baseball history

The Tampa Bay Rays have probably given you heartburn during the 2012 baseball season, with inspiring victories on some nights, and pathetic offense on others. But just for a few minutes, set the 2012 season aside. This is a good time to think back to one remarkable night in the history of baseball games that happened a year ago. We're talking about Sept. 28, 2011, the last night of last year's regular baseball season. Four American ballparks filled with fans and suspense, waiting to see which teams would make it into the 2011 postseason. But no fan could have predicted how the unscripted dramas in those four cities would intertwine into a nearly Shakespearean finale. In the 2011 National League, the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals were tied for a wild card playoff spot, battling for survival in separate cities. In the American League, the Rays and Boston Red Sox also were tied for a wild card playoff spot. Boston would play the Orioles in Baltimore, desperately trying to stop their end-of-the-season slide. The Rays lined up against the New York Yankees in St. Petersburg, hoping to extend their season by beating the division leaders. Here is the scene in St. Petersburg, on what has been called the greatest night in baseball. Follow the game in graphic novel form, from the first Rays pitch to the last Rays swing. Art by Don Morris , story by Curtis Krueger, of the Tampa Bay Times.

 
Sept. 28th 2011 - Babeball's Greatest Night


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