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MLB Power Rankings: 2004 Yankees and the 50 Most Crushing Losses of All Time

October of 2004, the New York Yankees were on the verge of defeating the Red Sox in the American League Championship Series for the second year in a row, and this time more emphatically than the previous season, when Aaron Boone homered in the bottom of the eleventh inning off Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield in Game 7, propelling the Yankees to the World Series.

This time around, the Yankees had spanked the Red Sox through the first three games of the series, and held a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the ninth, three outs away from a sweep.

What happened next was literally the stuff of legend, as the Red Sox not only rebounded to win Game 4, but went on to win the series, becoming the only team in major league history to win a series after being down ...

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