The MLB pennant races captivate us every fall.
Great, fleeting moments that we would ordinarily forget are instead preserved indefinitely through highlights, photographs and oral history. Players responsible for late-season and postseason victories are elevated to hero status.
Crazy and clutch plays from the days and weeks prior to the World Series are more memorable than gradual collapses or out-of-the-blue hot streaks.
As a result, many of the following events have famous nicknames and books written about them.
Trimming the list down to 15 ensured that only the most notable ones gained inclusion.