Oakland Athletics: Ranking Billy Beane's Most Haunting Postseason Innings

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Oakland Athletics: Ranking Billy Beane's Most Haunting Postseason Innings
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The movie Moneyball opens with Brad Pitt as Billy Beane frustrated over the Athletics' razor-thin loss to the Yankees in the 2001 Division Series.

It ends with Beane's frustration at the end of the 2002 season, as he laments the fact that he never won a World Series with this crew of players.

First of all, if you are an A's fans, that should not be a "spoiler."

But throughout the wonderful run that the Athletics had between 2000 and 2006, they had several innings that did not break their way. In each of these innings, if a ball bounced one way, or a player got a hit or if Jeremy Giambi slid, there could have been a championship celebration in the East Bay (and a happier ending to the movie).

These are the most heart-breaking innings for each of the five Athletics playoff teams of the 2000s.

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