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Promising Indians go from first to worst

One win from the 2007 World Series, Cleveland is now last in the AL; what happened?

Originally Published: June 29, 2009
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

"We got beat by a great team. We've got a lot of young guys on this team. This wasn't the end of something. It was the beginning of something."-- Cleveland first baseman Ryan Garko after the Indians, one win from the World Series, blew a 3-games-to-1 lead against Boston in the 2007 American League Championship Series.

The beginning of what, exactly?

Garko, a thoughtful and soft-spoken Stanford graduate, never could have envisioned the Indians' going 37-53 ...

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