As a fan of the Red Sox we have been lucky enough to play in 16 Ultimate Games. (Note, one more was played after this link was written in 2007. Boston lost an Ultimate Game to Tampa in 2008.)
Today the Yankees are playing their 25th such game in their whole damn history.
Any Ultimate Game is a game when either you win, or you go home, for both teams.
2012 is the first time all four DS went to a fifth game, which means they all qualified as Ultimate Games.
With the new Wild Card format, both of those were Ultimate Games as well. (Next year when we make it two out of three, you will have to earn Ultimate Game status.)
Six Ultimate Games in one post season, by far a new MLB record, if the CS and World Series all go seven games we could have nine Ultimate Games in one exciting post-season.
Now if the umpires could see where the plate was, we would almost have a perfect sport.