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Refers to a person or professional sports team who achieves unexpected or sudden success or recognition, especially after obscurity, neglect, or misery. Cinderella stories tend to gain much media and fan attention as they move closer to the championship game at the end of the tournament.
The 2004 Boston Red Sox season is considered a Cinderella Story after beating the New York Yankees in 7 games after falling behind 3-0 in the series.
by Juli McBully March 14, 2014
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