20 Biggest MLB Pennant-Race Choke Jobs of All Time

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20 Biggest MLB Pennant-Race Choke Jobs of All Time
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It happens every season.

A team gets out to a big lead, one that looks insurmountable. Then you look at the calendar and say to yourself "yeah, it might only be Aug. 24, but that 10-game lead sure seems solid to me."

You aren't the only one to say that—while they'll never publicly admit it, managers and players let those thoughts enter their minds as well.

But time-and-time again, a team either gets red-hot and comes out of nowhere to make a run at a division crown, the prohibitive favorite goes into a tailspin or some combination of the two works together to give fans exciting pennant-race baseball down the stretch.

Whether you want to call it a comeback, a collapse or a failure of epic proportions, one thing is for sure—there is always a winner and a loser, and someone's going home upset.

Which teams couldn't handle the pressure as the season drew to a close?

Let's take a look.

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