RANKING GREAT SPORTS COLLAPSES
|•||The 2007 Mets (described above).|
|•||On September 20, 1964, the Philadelphia Phillies held a 6.5- game lead over both the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds. The Phillies went 3–9 down the stretch and the St. Louis Cardinals won the National League title.|
|•||On August 12, 1951, the Brooklyn Dodgers had a 72–36 record and the New York Giants had a 62–51 record. The two teams had seven head- tohead contests remaining. The Giants wiped out the Dodgers' 13.5- game lead and beat the Dodgers in a three- game playoff capped off by Bobby Thompson's amazing home run (see chapter 8).|
|•||The L.A. Lakers trailed the Portland Trailblazers by 15 points with 10:28 left in the fourth quarter of the deciding game 7 of the 2000 NBA Western Conference Finals. The Lakers came back to win.|
1 See http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/7286840.