Baseball's biggest collapses
The Dodgers 1951 season ended with Bobby Thomsons shot heard round the world. After leading the league by 14 games on Aug. 11, the Dodgers wound up tied with the Giants on Sept. 28. After both teams won their final two regular season games, they began a three-game playoff. Despite winning the coin toss, the Dodgers chose to host Game 1 opposed to the final two. The series went to a third game, and Thomson (center), a utility player for the Giants, smashed his team into the World Series with a home run to left field.