Thursday, October 28, 2010

This Day in Braves History- 1995 World Series Champions!

It's hard to believe it's been 15 years, but on this day in 1995 the Braves delivered the city of Atlanta (and the nation of Braves fans) it's first championship. In doing so, the Braves became the first franchise to win championships in three different cities.

Series MVP Tom Glavine pitched eight innings that night, allowing only one hit (a bloop single by Indians catcher Tony Pena) before giving it over to closer Mark Wohlers, who preserved the 1-0 lead for the save. The other hero that night was David Justice, who hit a sixth inning home run for the games only run. Justice had ripped the fans earlier that day for what he perceived to be a lack of enthusiasm among the Atlanta fans. With a swing of the bat, all was forgiven.

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