Memorable Pennant Race Collapses

1962 Los Angeles Dodgers
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1962 Los Angeles Dodgers

Even the awesome duo of Don Drysdale (25-9) and Sandy Koufax (14-7) couldn't stave off this fade. The Dodgers lost 10 of their final 13 (including their last four in a row) to blow a four-game lead to the Giants in the final week of the season. A three-game playoff for the NL pennant ensued, won by the Giants.

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