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Saturday, October 12, 2019

The Ringer:  Ranking the Worst MLB Playoff Losses of the Decade

In the entirety of MLB history, not just this decade, only three teams have lost a series after holding a 99 percent chance to win. The 1986 Angels led Boston three games to one, then surrendered a three-run ninth-inning lead in Game 5 before dropping games 6 and 7. The 1986 Red Sox led the Mets three games to two and held a two-run lead in the 10th inning of Game 6, with two outs and no men on, before losing in evidently cursed fashion.  And the…

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It’s probably the week’s best article to include Archie Bradley, Tony Wolters, Kolten Wong, Nyjer Morgan, Trent Grisham, Ryan Hanigan, and Wei-Yin Chen.

Gonfalon Bubble Posted: October 12, 2019 at 04:48 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. ajnrules Posted: October 12, 2019 at 05:36 PM (#5889843)
The Rangers may only have been number 3 by the numbers, but in terms of sheer gut punch they’re number 1 for me. They came so close unlike the Nationals and don’t have a history of World Series titles to fall back on like the Dodgers. But perhaps I’m biased. I probably went to more Rangers games the last two years than BDC.
   2. cardsfanboy Posted: October 12, 2019 at 05:45 PM (#5889847)
Looking at the article... I had almost automatically assumed the Rangers would be first.

As ajnrules point out, the lack of history of success, makes it much more gut punching than anything. I think if we rank these things based upon history, age of franchise, relative success etc... that 1986 Boston would have been number one, but the Rangers would have been number 2.
   3. depletion Posted: October 12, 2019 at 07:17 PM (#5889908)
2004 Red Sox over Yankees is the worst. Losing 4 in a row was and still is historically bad. Really the only argument is for second place. The 1986 Red Sox had the lead in game 7.
   4. Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle Posted: October 12, 2019 at 09:02 PM (#5889945)
Yes, I agree. The Yankees loss was so awful, it should top the list of worst losses of the next decade as well.

Plus, who doesn't like being reminded of Yankee fans' suffering?
   5. cardsfanboy Posted: October 14, 2019 at 08:26 PM (#5890485)
2004 Red Sox over Yankees is the worst. Losing 4 in a row was and still is historically bad. Really the only argument is for second place. The 1986 Red Sox had the lead in game 7.


not seeing it, unless the only criteria is "season" based... this article wasn't about season based futility, it was franchise base and there is never going to be a time in the next 50 years that the Yankees would be on a cumulative list of worse failures in the post season by a franchise.

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