What is the biggest MLB comeback in postseason history?

The Philadelphia Athletics have the biggest comeback win in postseason history, having come back from a 8 run deficit. In game 4 of the 1929 World Series, the Athletics were trailing 0-8 in the bottom of the 7th inning against the Chicago Cubs on Oct 12, 1929, and came back and won the game 10-8.

Biggest MLB Postseason Comebacks

Date Series Team Opponent Run Deficit Final Score
1 Sat, Oct 12, 1929 WS Philadelphia Athletics vs Chicago Cubs 8 0-8, Bot 7th 10-8
2 Sat, Oct 8, 2022 ALWC Seattle Mariners @ Toronto Blue Jays 7 1-8, Top 6th 10-9
Thu, Oct 16, 2008 ALCS Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays 7 0-7, Bot 7th 8-7
4 Fri, Oct 12, 2012 NLDS St. Louis Cardinals @ Washington Nationals 6 0-6, Top 4th 9-7
Wed, Oct 23, 1996 WS New York Yankees @ Atlanta Braves 6 0-6, Top 6th 8-6
Fri, Oct 5, 1956 WS Brooklyn Dodgers vs New York Yankees 6 0-6, Bot 2nd 13-8
7 Fri, Oct 28, 2022 WS Philadelphia Phillies @ Houston Astros 5 0-5, Top 4th 6-5
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 ALDS Cleveland Indians vs New York Yankees 5 3-8, Bot 6th 9-8
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 NLDS St. Louis Cardinals @ Los Angeles Dodgers 5 1-6, Top 6th 10-9
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 ALCS Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers 5 0-5, Bot 6th 6-5
Fri, Oct 15, 2010 ALCS New York Yankees @ Texas Rangers 5 0-5, Top 7th 6-5
Sun, Oct 9, 2005 NLDS Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves 5 1-6, Bot 8th 7-6
Sat, Oct 26, 2002 WS Anaheim Angels vs San Francisco Giants 5 0-5, Bot 7th 6-5
Fri, Oct 4, 2002 ALDS Anaheim Angels vs New York Yankees 5 1-6, Bot 3rd 9-6
Tue, Sep 30, 1997 ALDS New York Yankees vs Cleveland Indians 5 1-6, Bot 4th 8-6
Sat, Oct 7, 1995 ALDS Seattle Mariners vs New York Yankees 5 0-5, Bot 3rd 11-8
Wed, Oct 20, 1993 WS Toronto Blue Jays @ Philadelphia Phillies 5 9-14, Top 8th 15-14
Sun, Oct 11, 1992 ALCS Toronto Blue Jays @ Oakland Athletics 5 1-6, Top 8th 7-6
Sat, Oct 8, 1988 ALCS Oakland Athletics vs Boston Red Sox 5 0-5, Bot 2nd 10-6
20 Mon, Oct 9, 2023 NLDS Atlanta Braves vs Philadelphia Phillies 4 0-4, Bot 6th 5-4
Tue, Oct 11, 2022 ALDS Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners 4 3-7, Bot 8th 8-7
Sat, Oct 22, 2022 NLCS Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres 4 0-4, Bot 1st 10-6
Wed, Oct 19, 2022 NLCS San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies 4 0-4, Bot 2nd 8-5
Sun, Oct 10, 2021 ALDS Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros 4 1-5, Bot 3rd 12-6
Sun, Oct 31, 2021 WS Houston Astros @ Atlanta Braves 4 0-4, Top 2nd 9-5
Wed, Sep 30, 2020 ALWC New York Yankees @ Cleveland Indians 4 0-4, Top 2nd 10-9
Thu, Oct 1, 2020 NLWC San Diego Padres vs St. Louis Cardinals 4 2-6, Bot 6th 11-9
Sat, Oct 27, 2018 WS Boston Red Sox @ Los Angeles Dodgers 4 0-4, Top 7th 9-6
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 WS Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4 0-4, Bot 4th 13-12
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 ALCS New York Yankees vs Houston Astros 4 0-4, Bot 7th 6-4
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 ALDS Kansas City Royals @ Houston Astros 4 2-6, Top 8th 9-6
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 ALWC Kansas City Royals vs Oakland Athletics 4 3-7, Bot 8th 9-8
Sun, Oct 2, 2011 NLDS St. Louis Cardinals @ Philadelphia Phillies 4 0-4, Top 4th 5-4
Fri, Oct 8, 2010 NLDS Atlanta Braves @ San Francisco Giants 4 0-4, Top 6th 5-4
Fri, Oct 8, 2010 NLDS Philadelphia Phillies vs Cincinnati Reds 4 0-4, Bot 5th 7-4
Sun, Oct 11, 2009 ALDS Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim @ Boston Red Sox 4 1-5, Top 6th 7-6
Tue, Oct 25, 2005 WS Chicago White Sox @ Houston Astros 4 0-4, Top 5th 7-5
Wed, Oct 5, 2005 ALDS Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox 4 0-4, Bot 5th 5-4
Sat, Oct 9, 2004 ALDS New York Yankees @ Minnesota Twins 4 1-5, Top 8th 6-5
Tue, Oct 7, 2003 NLCS Florida Marlins @ Chicago Cubs 4 0-4, Top 3rd 9-8
Thu, Oct 16, 2003 ALCS New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox 4 0-4, Bot 5th 6-5
Tue, Oct 1, 2002 ALDS Minnesota Twins @ Oakland Athletics 4 1-5, Top 3rd 7-5
Tue, Oct 17, 2000 ALCS New York Yankees vs Seattle Mariners 4 0-4, Bot 4th 9-7
Tue, Oct 26, 1999 WS New York Yankees vs Atlanta Braves 4 1-5, Bot 5th 6-5
Tue, Oct 21, 1997 WS Florida Marlins @ Cleveland Indians 4 3-7, Top 6th 14-11
Sat, Oct 5, 1996 ALDS New York Yankees @ Texas Rangers 4 0-4, Top 4th 6-4
Fri, Oct 9, 1987 NLCS St. Louis Cardinals @ San Francisco Giants 4 0-4, Top 6th 6-5
Sat, Oct 11, 1986 NLCS New York Mets vs Houston Astros 4 0-4, Bot 6th 6-5
Sat, Oct 16, 1982 WS Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals 4 1-5, Bot 7th 7-5
Sat, Oct 24, 1981 WS Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Yankees 4 0-4, Bot 3rd 8-7
Tue, Oct 14, 1980 WS Philadelphia Phillies vs Kansas City Royals 4 0-4, Bot 3rd 7-6
Sat, Oct 13, 1979 WS Baltimore Orioles @ Pittsburgh Pirates 4 0-4, Top 3rd 9-6
Wed, Oct 10, 1973 ALCS Baltimore Orioles @ Oakland Athletics 4 0-4, Top 7th 5-4
Sun, Oct 11, 1970 WS Baltimore Orioles @ Cincinnati Reds 4 0-4, Top 4th 6-5
Thu, Oct 15, 1925 WS Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Senators 4 0-4, Bot 3rd 9-7
Fri, Oct 7, 1921 WS New York Giants vs New York Yankees 4 0-4, Bot 3rd 13-5
Tue, Oct 7, 1919 WS Chicago White Sox @ Cincinnati Reds 4 0-4, Top 5th 5-4

What is the biggest 9th inning comeback in postseason history?

The Chicago Cubs, the Boston Red Sox, the California Angels and the New York Mets are tied for the biggest 9th inning comeback in postseason history, each winning a game after being down 3 runs in the 9th inning. The most recent 3 run comeback in the 9th inning was on Oct 11, 2016, when the Cubs were trailing 2-5 in the top of the 9th inning against the San Francisco Giants, and came back to win the game 6-5.

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