The 2001 World Series will go down as that of the comeback. So how does it rank among the biggest comebacks in world history? Here are the 10 greatest, according to us.
10 Elvis Presley, 1968
Following years of making schlocky movies, the King wows fans and critics with an electrifying live 1968 TV special, Elvis on NBC
9 Ludwig Wittgenstein, 1929
After quitting academia to teach primary school and to labor as a gardner, he returns to Cambridge University to begin Philosophical Investigations, the seminal work of 20th-century Anglo-American philosophy.
8 Go-go boots, 2000
Three decades after their kicky heyday, the knee-high footwear stages a surprising fashion revival.
7 Harry Truman, 1948
Trailing in the polls by a wide margin for most of the presidential campaign, he turns the Chicago Tribune's DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN edition into a future treasure on eBay.
6 Humanity, 14th century
After 25 million Europeans perish, mankind surges back from the Black Death.
5 Muhammad Ali, 1974
Seven years after being stripped of his title and his boxing license, the Greatest KO's George Foreman in Zaire to win back the belt.
4 John Travolta, 1994
Defibrillates his comatose movie career by taking a star turn in Pulp Fiction.
3 Michael Jordan, 1995
Quits baseball to make first triumphant comeback.
2 Japan and Germany, 1950s
Former Axis powers rise from the ashes of World War II to become industrial superpowers.