3. The 1986 Boston Red Sox, World Series
The choke: Ray Knight singled on a two-strike pitch to score Gary Carter and put the Mets down one run. Bob Stanley's 2-2 pitch to Mookie Wilson was too far inside, escaping the grasp of catcher Rich Gedman to allow Kevin Mitchell to score the tying run. Wilson, facing a full count, fouled off a couple of pitches before hitting a slow roller that went through the legs of first baseman Bill Buckner, allowing a jubilant Knight to score the winning run. The Mets, after trailing 3-0, scored eight times in the late innings to win the seventh game.