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The greatest collapses in sports

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

Updated: September 19, 2005, 11:20 AM ET
By Jeff Merron | Page 2 staff

EDITOR'S NOTE: This list originally ran on Jan. 5, 2004.

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 ...

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