Since moving the franchise to Atlanta, the Braves have been one of the most troubled teams in baseball. For years, they were the laughingstock of the league, but in the '90s the franchise found success.
They were one of the best teams in the league throughout the decade and found themselves in the postseason each season. That regular-season success didn't always translate to postseason success, but the team still had a few nice runs through October, especially in 1995. With just one World Series crown to show for all their regular-season victories, the team has been often labeled a failure.
What are the biggest and most depressing moments in the World Series history of the Braves (Atlanta only)?
Overall Record: 11-18
Championships: 1995 (defeated Cleveland Indians in six games, 4-2)
1991 loss to Minnesota Twins
This was my second season as a fan of the Braves, and it turned out to be a great season at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. In the World Series, the Braves and Twins played in what is considered by many to be the greatest championship series in the history of baseball. It all came down to Jack Morris and John Smoltz in Game 7. Morris put in a performance for the record books. He pitched 10 shutout innings, besting Smoltz and his 7 1/3 shutout innings, en route to a 1-0 victory.
1995 win versus Cleveland Indians
After dropping the 1991 and 1992 World Series, the Braves returned to the big show and took on the young team from Cleveland. The Braves would win the series in six games, but not after some drama. Earlier in the series, outfielder David Justice had ridiculed the fans and was met with a chorus of boos. Those boos turned to excitement after Justice put the Braves ahead 1-0 with a solo home run in the sixth inning, and the team never looked back. Tom Glavine picked up his second win of the series and earned MVP honors.
1992, Toronto Blue Jays - Lost series 4-2
1996, New York Yankees - Lost series 4-2
1999, New York Yankees - Lost series 4-0
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Hobson Lopes has been a life-long Atlanta Braves fan, thanks to TBS, and can be followed on Twitter @HobsonLopes.
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