As a Yankee-less playoff is finally happening, these are the losses that ultimately cost them a chance at another World Series title.

Some wins feel more special than others, just like some losses are more debilitating. With the New York Yankees this season, there seemed to be far more disappointing losses than one could count.

In a season that started with mediocre expectations, the Yankees were able to overcome early defeats to make a run for the playoffs. While their journey to October ended early, their overall season was deemed a success. However, it’s easy to look back and feel disappointed in certain games, which potentially could have changed the season’s outcome.

Here are the five games this season that severely hurt the chances of getting the Yankees in the playoffs:

Allison is just a girl with an enormous passion for the game of baseball and the written word. Based in Upstate New York, her life-long relationship with the New York Yankees is something that she developed through close relationships with her mother and grandfather. An aspiring sports writer, she graduated with a journalism degree and is finding places to share her excitement about the sporting world and how it affects us all.