The biggest sports collapses in history

October 1, 2011 – There’s been a lot of buzz over the past few days about the grand collapses of the Boston Red Sox and the Atlanta Braves.

Both teams pretty much had the Wild Card spot wrapped up at the beginning of September, only to go on to an avalanching losing streak that cost each of them a play off spot.

So what are the biggest sports collapses in history?

According to Ranker.com, Red Sox nation must have been voting in masses on Thursday and Friday because this season’s collapse is ranked at number one. And if you were alive in 1964, you probably remember or at least heard about the great Phillies collapse that year, which ranked at number four.

Here’s the rest of the list.

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