Heartbreak of the Last Pitch: 10 Postseason Series To End with a Backward K

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Heartbreak of the Last Pitch: 10 Postseason Series To End with a Backward K
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As everyone witnessed this past ALCS and NLCS, postseason games come down to the final pitch.

Some ballplayers are propelled toward excellency in this one moment, and some are forever distastefully remembered for it, but it's the rare feat of striking out looking that really pushes the buttons of baseball fans everywhere, and the mere fact that a backward K can end a team's season as quickly as it began is cause for an anxious pit in any fan's stomach. 

The dismal feat of striking out looking to end a playoff series has only happened 10 times since Major League Baseball has been in existence, and this is the first year that a backward K has ended both League Championship Series. From the looks of history, though, it sure won't be the last time we see a player end their season watching strike three fly by.

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