The ''Phold'' of '64 still has Philadelphia waking up in a cold sweat. Up 6 1/2 games in the standings with 12 to go, the Phillies then proceeded to lose 10 straight to relinquish a seemingly insurmountable lead in the National League. If the Cardinals lost on the final day of the season, an unprecedented three-team playoff between St. Louis, the Reds, and the Phillies would have resulted. Of course, the Cards won, and Phillies fans received nightmares as their parting gift.
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