The Top 15 Most Memorable Pennant Race Collapses in Baseball History

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The Top 15 Most Memorable Pennant Race Collapses in Baseball History
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Finally into the playoffs, the Nationals are one team that didn't have to worry about a collapse despite a strong run from the Atlanta Braves.

With the Major League Baseball regular season winding down, the time is ripe for a good, solid September/October collapse. 

With the two wild cards format starting this year, this could become an increasingly common event for teams in both conferences. As it stands right now, Baltimore/New York and Atlanta are the runaway leaders in the American League wild card race, with the National League's is still up in the air.

Regardless of what year it is, there's always a clubhouse that seems to wilt under the pressure of a 162-game season, and after leading the division the whole way, lose a game or two here and there and start to slow down in the final month. Or they drink too much beer and eat an apparently alarming amount of fried chicken in the clubhouse, but that'll come later. 

Let's take a look back at the top 15 most memorable pennant collapses starting from the oldest, because let's face it, most of us weren't even alive when some of these happened. 

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