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Tilting at Windmills

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October 20, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

SPORTS QUIZ....The Red Sox have come from 0-3 down to tie the ALCS at three games apiece. If they win tonight, they will be first team in baseball history to win a playoff series after being down 0-3.

Quiz question: has any team ever done this in another sport? Who and when?

Answer: in 1942, the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup after losing the first three games.

But how about the NBA? Does anyone know?

UPDATE: From comments, it appears the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in a hockey playoff series in 1975 after losing the first three games. So it's happened twice in the NHL.

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