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List of teams to overcome 3–1 series deficits

On March 10, 2020 at the East End Tavern, Jim Lasby blew his second straight 3-1 lead on the pool table. The series is currently under protest. The following is the list of teams to overcome 3–1 series deficits by winning three straight games to win a best-of-seven playoff series. In the history of major North American pro sports, teams that were down 3–1 in the series came back and won the series 53 times, more than half of them were accomplished by National Hockey League NHL teams. Teams overcame 3–1 deficit in the final championship round eight times, six were accomplished by Major Leag ...

No-hitter

In baseball, a no-hitter is a game in which a team was not able to record a single hit. Major League Baseball officially defines a no-hitter as a completed game in which a team that batted in at least nine innings recorded no hits. A pitcher who prevents the opposing team from achieving a hit is said to have "thrown a no-hitter". This is a rare accomplishment for a pitcher or pitching staff - only 303 have been thrown in MLB history since 1876, an average of about two per year. In most cases, no-hitters are recorded by a single pitcher who throws a complete game; one thrown by two or more ...

Three-peat

In American sports, a three-peat is winning three consecutive championships. The term, a portmanteau of the words three and repeat, originated with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association, during their unsuccessful campaign for a third consecutive championship during the 1988–89 season, having won the previous 2 NBA Finals. The Lakers, however, were swept by the Detroit Pistons in the 1989 NBA Finals. The term is a registered trademark owned by Pat Riley, the Lakers head coach from 1981–1990, although it was coined by L.A. player Byron Scott immediately after their su ...

Unassisted triple play

In baseball, an unassisted triple play occurs when a defensive player makes all three outs by himself in one continuous play, without his teammates making any assists. Neal Ball was the first to achieve this in Major League Baseball under modern rules, doing so on July 19, 1909. For this rare play to be possible there must be no outs in the inning and at least two runners on base, normally with the runners going on the pitch. An unassisted triple play usually consists of a hard line drive hit directly at an infielder for the first out, with that same fielder then able to double off one of ...

Walk-off home run

In baseball, a walk-off home run is a home run that ends the game. It must be a home run that gives the home team the lead and the win in the bottom of the final inning of the game. Thus the losing team must then "walk off" the field immediately afterward, not finishing the inning, and the winning team can "walk off" the field with the win. The winning runs must still be counted at home plate.

Triple-double

"Double-double" redirects here. For the computer arithmetic format, see double-double arithmetic. In basketball, a double-double or triple-double is when a player accumulates ten or more in two or three of five statistical categories - points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shots - in a single game. A double-double is when a player records ten or more in two of the five statistics, and a triple-double is a double-digit total in three of the five. Likewise, a quadruple-double is when a player reaches double figures in four of the five, and a quintuple-double is a double-digit total ...