Titre original : Father's Back
The score is 6-6 as the teams enter into the 16th inning, and even Goro says it's time for the game to finish. Toshi gets what could be his final shot against Gibson as he steps up with a runner at third hoping to put Japan ahead. Toshi makes contact, and as his bat breaks it hits Gibson in the chest. Gibson recovers enough to get the out at home, but not without everyone worrying if it could end up like Honda all over. Gibson finishes the inning without giving up any runs. Goro meanwhile has started to get tired, and he walks the first two batters before giving up a hit. It's Gibson Junior's turn to bat, but he has gone into the locker room to keep an eye on his dad. When Gibson collapses they temporarily stop the game. Gibson admits the dream he had of his son hitting a home run to win the game for him wasn't a dream and asks the US to play on with him being rushed t the hospital. Gibson Junior goes out determined, but seeing his rival gives Goro new strength as well. He gets ahead 0-2 and then pitches the fastest pitch he ever has at 103 mph. Gibson Junior's bat breaks from it, but he launches the ball into the stands giving the US a 10-6 victory in 16 innings.