The greatest collapses in sports history

Inspired by the potential colossal collapse of the White Sox, we've compiled the greatest collapses in sports history.

Updated: September 20, 2005, 12:53 PM ET
By Jeff Merron | Page 2 staff

Who would have believed it? On Aug. 1, the Chicago White Sox held a 15-game lead in the American League Central -- everyone had already penciled them into the AL playoffs.

Good thing pencils come with erasers. Because after going 22-23 since then -- coupled with the Cleveland Indians' sparkling 32-11 record in that time span -- the Chisox suddenly hold just a 3½-game lead over the Tribe heading into their critical three-game series in Chicago beginning Monday night.

If ...

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