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Top Historic Collapses in Baseball History -

Here are the most dramatic regular season collapses, covering all seasons from 1903-2011, sorted by each team's peak playoff chances of the season. None of the listed teams made the playoffs in that particular season!

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Rank POFF Team Date Avg POFF
1 99.9%   1995 California Angels   8/24/1995 79.2%
2 99.7%   1951 Brooklyn Dodgers   8/13/1951 83.1%
3 99.6%   2011 Boston Red Sox   9/3/2011 86.4%
4 99.5%   2007 New York Mets   9/13/2007 72.1%
5 99.2%   2011 Atlanta Braves   8/25/2011 73.3%
6 99.2%   1934 New York Giants   9/6/1934 67.7%
7 98.4%   1999 Cincinnati Reds   9/28/1999 56.1%
8 98.1%   1962 Los Angeles Dodgers   9/22/1962 58.7%
9 97.2%   2010 San Diego Padres   8/25/2010 69.5%
10 96.8%   2003 Seattle Mariners   6/18/2003 74.5%
11 96.3%   1964 Philadelphia Phillies   9/20/1964 46.5%
12 96.0%   2009 Detroit Tigers   9/30/2009 60.7%
13 95.8%   1969 Chicago Cubs   8/19/1969 72.1%
14 95.5%   1993 San Francisco Giants   8/7/1993 69.7%
15 95.5%   2005 Cleveland Indians   9/24/2005 39.8%
16 94.9%   1983 Atlanta Braves   8/11/1983 49.8%
17 93.9%   1942 Brooklyn Dodgers   8/15/1942 74.0%
18 93.7%   1938 Pittsburgh Pirates   9/22/1938 47.1%
19 93.7%   1996 Chicago White Sox   6/10/1996 54.7%
20 93.6%   1965 San Francisco Giants   9/20/1965 27.5%
21 92.8%   2007 San Diego Padres   9/28/2007 66.3%
22 92.7%   1978 Boston Red Sox   8/13/1978 66.7%
23 92.6%   1982 Los Angeles Dodgers   9/17/1982 29.7%
24 91.9%   1908 New York Giants   9/18/1908 43.5%
25 91.0%   1921 Pittsburgh Pirates   8/23/1921 48.4%
26 90.4%   2008 New York Mets   9/10/2008 43.8%
27 90.3%   1973 Los Angeles Dodgers   7/17/1973 56.3%
28 90.2%   1907 Chicago White Sox   7/17/1907 44.4%
29 89.9%   1987 Toronto Blue Jays   9/26/1987 46.7%
30 89.8%   2002 Boston Red Sox   6/6/2002 50.6%
31 89.0%   1995 Houston Astros   8/4/1995 50.9%
32 88.7%   2007 Detroit Tigers   7/19/2007 48.0%
33 87.7%   1997 Los Angeles Dodgers   8/28/1997 49.2%
34 87.6%   2001 Boston Red Sox   6/21/2001 45.5%
35 86.9%   2004 Oakland Athletics   9/4/2004 57.8%
36 86.8%   1949 St. Louis Cardinals   9/25/1949 43.5%
37 86.1%   2000 Boston Red Sox   6/1/2000 37.2%
38 86.0%   1956 Milwaukee Braves   7/26/1956 55.1%
39 86.0%   1974 Boston Red Sox   8/27/1974 37.3%
40 86.0%   2001 Chicago Cubs   7/12/2001 56.3%
41 85.9%   2001 Minnesota Twins   7/14/2001 39.7%
42 85.9%   1935 New York Giants   7/4/1935 45.7%
43 85.5%   2003 Houston Astros   9/20/2003 55.1%
44 85.5%   1937 Chicago Cubs   8/6/1937 44.6%
45 85.1%   1930 Chicago Cubs   8/30/1930 34.3%
46 84.7%   1995 Philadelphia Phillies   6/22/1995 25.5%
47 84.5%   1914 New York Giants   8/10/1914 47.1%
48 84.4%   2002 Seattle Mariners   7/14/2002 51.8%
49 84.3%   1991 Los Angeles Dodgers   7/7/1991 59.7%
50 84.2%   1992 Minnesota Twins   7/19/1992 41.4%
51 84.2%   1907 Philadelphia Athletics   9/15/1907 20.5%
52 84.0%   1973 St. Louis Cardinals   8/5/1973 34.7%
53 84.0%   1979 Houston Astros   7/6/1979 43.8%
54 83.5%   1998 Anaheim Angels   9/6/1998 51.4%
55 83.1%   1984 Minnesota Twins   8/22/1984 37.3%
56 82.9%   1935 St. Louis Cardinals   9/7/1935 28.0%
57 82.1%   2006 Chicago White Sox   6/23/2006 45.4%
58 82.0%   1989 Baltimore Orioles   7/18/1989 48.7%
59 81.9%   1915 Chicago White Sox   6/22/1915 30.3%
60 81.7%   2001 Philadelphia Phillies   6/1/2001 38.3%
61 81.5%   2007 Milwaukee Brewers   6/30/2007 44.7%
62 81.4%   2008 Arizona Diamondbacks   8/29/2008 44.6%
63 81.3%   2010 St. Louis Cardinals   6/4/2010 47.8%
64 81.2%   1959 Milwaukee Braves   9/22/1959 24.8%
65 81.2%   2004 Chicago Cubs   9/24/2004 49.4%
66 81.1%   1969 Los Angeles Dodgers   7/1/1969 42.2%
67 81.0%   1959 San Francisco Giants   9/3/1959 52.0%
68 80.9%   1996 Montreal Expos   8/7/1996 55.4%
69 80.9%   1979 Montreal Expos   7/7/1979 49.3%
70 80.9%   1992 Cincinnati Reds   7/7/1992 29.4%
71 80.2%   2003 Kansas City Royals   7/17/2003 34.6%
72 79.5%   2004 Chicago White Sox   6/4/2004 35.1%
73 78.5%   1935 New York Yankees   6/20/1935 33.7%
74 78.5%   2009 Texas Rangers   6/1/2009 33.3%
75 78.2%   1990 Toronto Blue Jays   9/24/1990 46.0%
76 78.1%   1922 St. Louis Browns   7/25/1922 52.8%
77 77.9%   2005 Oakland Athletics   8/7/2005 29.5%
78 77.7%   1940 Cleveland Indians   8/21/1940 39.0%
79 77.7%   1913 Philadelphia Phillies   6/14/1913 17.9%
80 77.7%   1980 Los Angeles Dodgers   9/17/1980 43.8%
81 77.5%   1944 Detroit Tigers   9/28/1944 14.8%
82 77.1%   2006 Boston Red Sox   7/8/2006 35.7%
83 77.1%   1927 Chicago Cubs   8/16/1927 27.6%
84 77.1%   1993 Detroit Tigers   6/12/1993 16.3%
85 77.0%   1985 California Angels   7/14/1985 44.3%
86 77.0%   1988 Detroit Tigers   8/21/1988 33.7%
87 76.7%   1957 Chicago White Sox   6/8/1957 22.3%
88 76.1%   2000 Arizona Diamondbacks   6/2/2000 28.4%
89 75.7%   1946 Brooklyn Dodgers   7/2/1946 45.3%
90 75.6%   1973 Chicago Cubs   6/4/1973 30.2%
91 75.3%   1982 Kansas City Royals   8/30/1982 34.4%
92 75.2%   1998 New York Mets   9/21/1998 41.9%
93 74.8%   1989 California Angels   7/29/1989 40.2%
94 74.8%   2011 Cleveland Indians   6/1/2011 26.0%
95 73.8%   1909 Philadelphia Athletics   8/20/1909 35.8%
96 73.7%   2011 San Francisco Giants   7/28/2011 33.4%
97 73.7%   1936 Chicago Cubs   7/27/1936 31.0%
98 73.6%   2006 Philadelphia Phillies   9/24/2006 19.8%
99 73.5%   1951 Cleveland Indians   8/23/1951 24.2%
100 73.3%   2004 Texas Rangers   7/21/2004 34.8%
101 73.0%   1905 Cleveland Indians   6/20/1905 29.0%
102 72.9%   1975 New York Yankees   6/12/1975 23.4%
103 72.7%   1972 Baltimore Orioles   7/5/1972 42.5%
104 72.5%   1977 Chicago Cubs   6/28/1977 22.6%
105 72.5%   1906 Cleveland Indians   6/22/1906 27.2%
106 72.5%   1969 Oakland Athletics   6/29/1969 27.8%
107 72.4%   1985 San Diego Padres   7/4/1985 25.2%
108 72.3%   1988 New York Yankees   6/7/1988 27.8%
109 72.2%   1908 Cleveland Indians   9/23/1908 17.4%
110 72.0%   1921 Cleveland Indians   6/28/1921 47.1%
111 72.0%   2002 Los Angeles Dodgers   9/6/2002 41.3%
112 71.6%   1961 Los Angeles Dodgers   8/13/1961 23.2%
113 71.5%   2008 Minnesota Twins   9/28/2008 39.0%
114 71.4%   2008 Oakland Athletics   6/17/2008 22.4%
115 71.3%   2005 Minnesota Twins   6/8/2005 19.1%
116 71.1%   1990 New York Mets   8/2/1990 37.2%
117 70.8%   2005 Texas Rangers   6/5/2005 15.6%
118 70.4%   2006 Arizona Diamondbacks   6/4/2006 19.3%
119 70.3%   1953 Milwaukee Braves   6/18/1953 17.4%
120 70.2%   1959 Cleveland Indians   7/26/1959 33.8%
121 70.0%   2005 Baltimore Orioles   6/6/2005 17.4%
122 70.0%   1974 New York Yankees   9/16/1974 16.7%
123 69.3%   2000 Cleveland Indians   9/6/2000 38.5%
124 69.2%   1949 Boston Red Sox   9/26/1949 14.6%
125 68.9%   1974 St. Louis Cardinals   9/17/1974 36.6%
126 68.8%   1977 Boston Red Sox   6/23/1977 30.1%
127 68.2%   1932 Pittsburgh Pirates   7/29/1932 16.8%
128 67.6%   1972 Boston Red Sox   9/30/1972 12.2%
129 67.5%   2007 Los Angeles Dodgers   7/16/2007 30.0%
130 67.5%   1983 California Angels   6/4/1983 16.5%
131 67.4%   1969 San Francisco Giants   9/21/1969 21.1%
132 67.3%   1996 Houston Astros   8/31/1996 30.8%
133 67.2%   1955 Cleveland Indians   9/13/1955 14.2%
134 67.2%   1945 New York Yankees   6/27/1945 23.6%
135 67.2%   1960 Baltimore Orioles   9/6/1960 14.9%
136 67.1%   2010 Chicago White Sox   7/20/2010 22.0%
137 67.1%   2003 Philadelphia Phillies   7/24/2003 43.2%
138 66.6%   1938 New York Giants   7/8/1938 19.5%
139 66.3%   1999 Oakland Athletics   8/22/1999 28.0%
140 66.2%   1903 Philadelphia Athletics   6/18/1903 19.9%
141 66.1%   1916 Cleveland Indians   6/15/1916 17.4%
142 66.0%   1977 Chicago White Sox   7/30/1977 25.8%
143 66.0%   1992 Baltimore Orioles   6/12/1992 32.0%
144 65.9%   1987 Cincinnati Reds   8/5/1987 30.2%
145 65.8%   1998 San Francisco Giants   6/6/1998 33.0%
146 65.7%   1948 Boston Red Sox   9/9/1948 18.4%
147 65.5%   1980 Montreal Expos   9/16/1980 33.2%
148 65.2%   1903 New York Giants   6/13/1903 20.5%
149 65.2%   1925 Philadelphia Athletics   8/12/1925 33.7%
150 65.1%   1918 New York Giants   6/1/1918 20.8%
151 64.9%   1926 Cincinnati Reds   7/6/1926 26.3%
152 64.9%   1980 Pittsburgh Pirates   8/11/1980 29.5%
153 64.8%   1933 New York Yankees   6/6/1933 27.9%
154 64.5%   1920 New York Yankees   6/13/1920 36.2%
155 64.5%   1904 New York Yankees   9/20/1904 23.9%
156 64.1%   1964 San Francisco Giants   7/13/1964 23.5%
157 64.0%   1967 Chicago White Sox   6/28/1967 28.2%
158 63.9%   1925 New York Giants   6/10/1925 20.8%
159 63.9%   1972 Los Angeles Dodgers   6/3/1972 10.3%
160 63.9%   1916 Chicago White Sox   8/3/1916 24.3%
161 63.7%   1955 Chicago White Sox   9/2/1955 36.8%
162 63.5%   2004 San Francisco Giants   7/2/2004 29.6%
163 63.3%   1983 Texas Rangers   7/3/1983 18.5%
164 63.3%   1964 Chicago White Sox   8/20/1964 34.6%
165 63.2%   1964 Cincinnati Reds   9/28/1964 11.8%
166 63.2%   1970 New York Mets   7/9/1970 30.2%
167 63.1%   1919 New York Yankees   7/1/1919 14.0%
168 63.0%   1997 Anaheim Angels   8/3/1997 32.1%
169 62.4%   1903 Chicago Cubs   6/3/1903 7.2%
170 62.1%   1908 Pittsburgh Pirates   10/3/1908 24.2%
171 62.1%   1997 New York Mets   6/1/1997 25.1%
172 61.9%   1970 Chicago Cubs   6/18/1970 25.3%
173 61.8%   1952 Cleveland Indians   6/7/1952 26.0%
174 61.8%   1938 Cleveland Indians   6/8/1938 19.9%
175 61.7%   2005 Washington Nationals   7/3/2005 19.4%
176 61.6%   2006 Texas Rangers   6/7/2006 22.9%
177 61.4%   2006 Cincinnati Reds   6/8/2006 31.5%
178 61.4%   2003 Los Angeles Dodgers   6/18/2003 17.9%
179 61.3%   1916 Philadelphia Phillies   9/7/1916 15.1%
180 61.2%   1911 Pittsburgh Pirates   8/9/1911 22.3%
181 61.2%   1928 Philadelphia Athletics   9/8/1928 17.7%
182 61.2%   1950 Detroit Tigers   8/21/1950 34.8%
183 61.1%   1930 Brooklyn Dodgers   8/8/1930 35.1%
184 60.7%   2010 Boston Red Sox   7/3/2010 20.3%
185 60.4%   1920 Cincinnati Reds   8/20/1920 29.0%
186 60.3%   1977 Minnesota Twins   6/1/1977 18.7%
187 60.2%   1911 Detroit Tigers   7/19/1911 22.7%
188 60.2%   1997 St. Louis Cardinals   7/1/1997 20.6%
189 60.0%   1986 Texas Rangers   6/13/1986 22.3%
190 60.0%   1982 Montreal Expos   6/23/1982 19.0%
191 59.6%   1926 Pittsburgh Pirates   8/10/1926 26.4%
192 59.5%   1930 New York Yankees   6/30/1930 13.7%
193 59.5%   1966 Pittsburgh Pirates   8/12/1966 31.7%
194 59.3%   1930 Washington Senators   7/11/1930 19.7%
195 59.1%   2003 St. Louis Cardinals   6/6/2003 30.9%
196 59.1%   1908 St. Louis Browns   7/13/1908 26.0%
197 58.7%   1973 Pittsburgh Pirates   9/17/1973 14.5%
198 58.3%   1984 Atlanta Braves   6/7/1984 14.6%
199 58.3%   1986 San Francisco Giants   7/17/1986 23.2%
200 57.9%   1941 St. Louis Cardinals   7/30/1941 33.0%
201 57.9%   1934 New York Yankees   7/31/1934 27.7%
202 57.9%   1908 Chicago White Sox   10/5/1908 17.3%
203 57.6%   2010 New York Mets   6/23/2010 18.9%
204 57.6%   2001 Los Angeles Dodgers   7/28/2001 20.7%
205 57.4%   1919 New York Giants   7/30/1919 28.4%
206 57.4%   1924 New York Yankees   8/19/1924 32.9%
207 57.3%   1983 St. Louis Cardinals   6/1/1983 15.9%
208 57.2%   1984 New York Mets   7/27/1984 12.1%
209 57.2%   1985 Chicago Cubs   6/11/1985 8.3%
210 57.1%   2003 Chicago White Sox   9/9/2003 22.2%
211 56.7%   1936 St. Louis Cardinals   6/5/1936 24.7%
212 56.0%   2007 Seattle Mariners   8/24/2007 24.0%
213 56.0%   1983 Toronto Blue Jays   7/16/1983 19.4%
214 56.0%   2003 Arizona Diamondbacks   7/9/2003 16.9%
215 55.9%   1978 San Francisco Giants   6/29/1978 32.2%
216 55.6%   1905 Chicago White Sox   9/27/1905 24.8%
217 55.6%   2003 Toronto Blue Jays   6/23/2003 14.2%
218 55.5%   1948 New York Yankees   9/5/1948 28.7%
219 55.4%   2000 Colorado Rockies   7/3/2000 13.7%
220 55.3%   2007 Oakland Athletics   6/15/2007 10.9%
221 55.3%   2001 Florida Marlins   6/23/2001 16.6%
222 55.2%   1996 Seattle Mariners   9/21/1996 29.9%
223 55.2%   1964 Baltimore Orioles   8/29/1964 28.7%
224 55.2%   2009 San Francisco Giants   7/11/2009 24.6%
225 55.2%   2009 Tampa Bay Rays   6/30/2009 24.2%
226 55.1%   1985 Chicago White Sox   6/15/1985 9.2%
227 54.7%   1941 Cleveland Indians   6/23/1941 13.1%
228 54.7%   1920 Chicago White Sox   8/26/1920 14.1%
229 54.6%   1987 New York Yankees   7/4/1987 20.7%
230 54.5%   1967 Minnesota Twins   9/29/1967 21.1%
231 54.5%   1961 Detroit Tigers   6/4/1961 27.6%
232 54.5%   1982 Baltimore Orioles   10/2/1982 16.4%
233 54.4%   1980 Baltimore Orioles   8/28/1980 15.1%
234 53.9%   1929 Pittsburgh Pirates   7/14/1929 15.6%
235 53.8%   1931 New York Giants   6/28/1931 20.3%
236 53.7%   1991 Boston Red Sox   9/21/1991 14.7%
237 53.6%   1911 Chicago Cubs   7/28/1911 24.1%
238 53.5%   1951 Chicago White Sox   6/21/1951 14.8%
239 53.4%   1995 San Francisco Giants   6/4/1995 9.5%
240 53.3%   1950 St. Louis Cardinals   6/14/1950 12.9%
241 53.1%   1912 Chicago White Sox   6/1/1912 5.5%
242 53.0%   1916 Detroit Tigers   9/17/1916 10.2%
243 52.6%   1967 Chicago Cubs   7/3/1967 13.6%
244 52.6%   1999 San Francisco Giants   7/10/1999 16.9%
245 52.5%   1960 San Francisco Giants   6/1/1960 8.0%
246 52.3%   1989 Montreal Expos   8/2/1989 19.4%
247 52.3%   2008 St. Louis Cardinals   6/11/2008 24.2%
248 52.2%   1985 New York Mets   9/10/1985 19.5%
249 52.0%   1952 New York Giants   6/3/1952 12.8%
250 52.0%   1997 Colorado Rockies   6/2/1997 12.4%
251 51.9%   1933 St. Louis Cardinals   6/21/1933 12.0%
252 51.8%   2009 Milwaukee Brewers   6/6/2009 15.4%
253 51.7%   2009 Chicago Cubs   7/30/2009 17.6%
254 51.6%   1960 Chicago White Sox   7/31/1960 17.4%
255 51.5%   1957 Brooklyn Dodgers   7/23/1957 19.8%
256 51.5%   1991 Detroit Tigers   8/26/1991 14.9%
257 51.4%   1954 New York Yankees   7/20/1954 22.0%
258 51.3%   1992 Montreal Expos   8/14/1992 21.4%
259 51.1%   2002 Cincinnati Reds   6/3/2002 16.0%
260 51.0%   1960 Cleveland Indians   6/9/1960 10.8%
261 50.5%   1997 Texas Rangers   6/2/1997 10.5%
262 50.5%   1947 Boston Braves   6/17/1947 13.3%
263 50.1%   2004 San Diego Padres   6/9/2004 23.1%
264 50.1%   1995 Milwaukee Brewers   8/27/1995 19.5%
265 50.1%   1984 Philadelphia Phillies   6/19/1984 16.5%




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