“And down the stretch they come.”

Those words, made famous by horse racing announcer Dave Johnson, should be playing on  loudspeakers in baseball parks all across the country.

With the regular season coming to an end, there are some divisions still up for grabs, and wild cards still to be determined.

While we wait to see which teams will be playing in this “second season,” let’s take a look back at the greatest pennant-race performances of all-time.

While some players buckle under the pressure, these players performed when the lights shined the brightest, and were the difference between a playoff berth, and missing out on a chance at a World Series championship. 

Sit back, relax, and enjoy.

Let’s play ball. 

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