ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2021 National League Championship to advance to the World League Baseball Championship for the eighth time in their 146-year history.
Starting Tuesday, against the Houston Astros, the Braves will be seeking a fourth Commissioner’s Cup in a long history that has seen pilgrimages across the Northwest, Great Lakes, and southern United States. The Old Circle franchise played in Boston from 1876 to 1952, in Milwaukee over the next 13 seasons, and has been called the home of Atlanta since 1966.
The Braves won a championship in Boston (1914), one in Milwaukee (1957), and one in Atlanta (1995). They lost the fall classics of 1948 (in Boston), 1958 (in Milwaukee), 1991, 1992, 1996 and 1999 in Atlanta.
In their last two World Championship appearances, the Braves were defeated by the New York Yankees, 4-2 in 1996 and 4-0 in 1999.
To claim their only title in “A-Town,” the Braves outnumbered the Cleveland strongmen in six games, thanks to a pitching team that included right-handers Greg Maddow and John Smoltz and left-handed Tom Glavin, three members of the hall. Fame. Of this team, third baseman Chipper Jones and manager Bobby Cox have plates in Cooperstown.
Glavine (2-0, 1.29) and Maddux (1-1, 2.25) started twice each and combined to limit themselves to 13 hits and 8 games in 30.0 for the Cleveland lineup that included Kenny Lofton, Omar Fiskel, Carlos Berga and Albert Bill, Sandy Omar Jr., Manny Ramirez, Eddie Murray Hall of Fame and Jim Tom.
The series was an instant classic. Five of the six matches were decided in a sprint. Atlanta won the first two games (3-2 and 4-3), the third (5-2) and the sixth (1-0), while Cleveland won games 3 and 5, 7-6 in 11 rounds and 5.-4, respectively. .
In a season cut short by the players’ strike that canceled the post-season and the World Series the previous year, Cleveland led the MLS with a score of 100-44 and Atlanta scored the National League with 90-54. The Indians were the candidates, despite the bravery of the brave.
In the final bout, Glavine made eight rounds by one-hit and closest Mark Wohlers to retiring all three hitters in the ninth in order to end the 38-year drought without a title for the Braves franchise and conquer the first since the match. He moved from Milwaukee. To Atlanta in 1966.
Nicaragua’s right-hander Denis Martinez made 4.2 goalless runs for the tribe, but defensive back David Justice fired a home single attack from loyalist Jim Paul in the sixth inning in the only round of the match.
Glavine, who came third in the Cy Young award vote, behind Maddux and Pete Shourek of the Cincinnati Reds, was the MVP in the World Series. First base officer Ryan Klesko hit .313 with three home runs, Justice led in five laps, and Dominican backstop Luis Bologna hit .286 with four RBI points and Jones .286 by three runs.
The Braves version that defeated the Dodgers favorite, last year’s champion, is led by the Puerto Rican defensive player. Eddie Rosario, a player who started the season with Cleveland, the last contender in the Atlanta Championship.