The 2002 World Series: Wild All The Way To The End

The 2002 World Series is marked in history by two things. Two wild-cards, the Anaheim Angels and San Francisco Giants, faced off in the Fall Classic. This is the only instance of a wild-card showdown in either the World Series or the Super Bowl as of 2013. The other historical benchmark is more basic–the Angels and Giants turned in a classic seven-game showdown replete with heartbreak, a dramatic comeback and a rally cheer that proved prophetic.