Kenny Lofton is no stranger to post-season play. He's been on a playoff team in 11 of the last 13 seasons. Yet many of his teams have suffered some of the most epic collapses in baseball history.
1995, Cleveland: Lost WS to Atlanta in 6 games. Only team to lose a WS clincher on a one-hitter. Batted .200.
1996, Cleveland: Lost ALDS to Orioles in 4 games. Blew 3-2 lead in top of ninth -- three outs away from tying the series at 2-2. Orioles won game (and series) with a 12th inning run. Batted .167.
1997, Atlanta: Lost NLCS to wild-card Marlins in 6 games. With series tied 2-2, lost "Eric Gregg/Livan Hernandez" game, then lost at home 7-4. Batted .185.
1998, Cleveland: Blew a 2-1 ALCS lead, losing three straight to the Yankees. Batted .185.
1999, Cleveland: Blew a 2-0 ALDS lead, losing three straight to the Red Sox (9-3, 23-7, 12-8). Team had no hits against Pedro in last 6 innings of Game 5 at home. Batted .167.
2001, Cleveland: Blew a 2-1 ALDS lead, losing two straight to the Mariners. Batted .105.
2002, Giants: Blew a 3-2 World Series lead to the Angels, including a 5-0 lead in the seventh inning of Game 6. Nine outs away from the championship, lost two straight (6-5, 4-1). Batted .290.
2003, Cubs: Blew a 3-1 NLCS lead to Florida, including a 3-0 lead in the 8th inning of Game 6 (5 outs from 1st pennant since 1945). Lost three straight, including the final two at home. Batted .323.
2004, Yankees: Blew a 3-0 ALCS lead to Boston. Three outs away from sweeping the Red Sox, lost four straight. Played in 3 games, batted .300.
2006, Dodgers: Swept by Mets in NLDS. Batted .071.
2007, Cleveland: Blew a 3-1 ALCS lead, losing three straight to the Red Sox. Was stopped at third in 7th inning of Game 7; might have scored game-tying run. Batted .222.
Note to MLB teams hoping to do well in the 2008 post-season: do not sign Kenny Lofton.