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The Top 5 Worst Collapses in MLB History
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The 5 Biggest September Collapses in Baseball History

On July 18 the New York Yankees held a comfortable lead in the A.L. East and seemed destined for a deep playoff run. Since then, the Bombers have somehow managed to blow a 10-game advantage over the Orioles, leading to a scramble for first place and an extremely rattled New York fan base. Still, this is hardly the first time that a team with a comfortable lead has suffered a late-season collapse.

Let's take a look at some of the worst September meltdowns in baseball history:

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Weekly MLB Report: Detroit Tigers Sweep Chicago White Sox to Force First-Place Tie

The post-season contenders are beginning to take shape as the 2012 season enters its final 30 games. Here’s what’s happening this week in Major League Baseball:

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Top 5 Announcer Home Run Calls That Will Go Down in History [VIDEOS]

For baseball fans, witnessing a home run at a critical moment is only part of the fun. It’s up to each team’s announcers to lend a sense of scope and excitement to the moment.

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Japan Routs Tennessee, 12-2, to Win 2012 Little League World Series

Noriatsu Osaka had three home runs and a triple, as the team from Tokyo, Japan beat Goodlettsville, Tennessee, 12-2, on Sunday in the championship game of the 2012 Little League World Series in South Williamsport, PA.

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Weekly MLB Report: Chicago White Sox Stretch Win Streak to Six Games

A major trade between high-profile franchises highlighted the past week in baseball, as several teams hope to make a final push to the post-season. Here’s what’s happening in Major League Baseball:

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Should Teams Sit Star Players? — Sports Survey of the Day

It’s a question that is often asked when a season in coming to an end. Should the star players sit or continue playing?

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Umpire Jim Joyce Saves Woman’s Life Before Hitting the Mound… No Big Deal

This isn’t the first time baseball umpire Jim Joyce has been in the news. Two years ago, a famously blown call that cost Detroit’s Armando Galarraga a perfect game put him in the headlines. This week, however, he’s better known as the hero who saved the life of a woman with a heart problem.

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5 Unfortunate Cases Where Pitching Phenoms Flamed Out Early

The Washington Nationals are catching a lot of flak for their decision to shut down ace Stephen Strasburg at the 180-inning mark. Strasburg is hardly the first starting pitcher to encounter injury problems stemming from early overuse, though.

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Weekly MLB Report: Pirates Beat Cardinals in 19-Inning Game To Retain NL Wild Card Spot

The 2012 Major League Baseball season is down to its final 40 games. Here’s what’s happening in Major League Baseball:

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Is Being a MLB Manager the Hardest Job in Professional Sports? — Sports Survey of the Day

There is a lot invested in professional sports, including time, money and talent. You have to put someone in charge of the talent, so what happens if they don’t produce right away?

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