The 1964 Phillies: Mounds of Wasted Potential

Dissecting one of the worst collapses in Major League Baseball.

Never mind this year’s lackluster team—the 1964 Phillies gave us one of the worst implosions in baseball history. On the 50th anniversary of that epic collapse, we return to the scene of what may be the most abominable crime against Philly fandom, resurrecting a portrait of a team with mounds of wasted potential. 

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