A Look Back at the Atlanta Braves and the World Series
Let’s take a look back at the Atlanta Braves’ history in the World Series and what they need in order to win it all in the years to come.
Even though the Atlanta Braves season did not end the way fans wanted, the 2019 World Series is bound to be a good one with the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros going head to head.
Which team will end their season in victory?
Will it be the team that surprised everyone two years ago by winning the World Series for the first time in franchise history or will it be the team that has yet to even make an appearance since their creation?
The Astros, undoubtedly, have an intimidating defense but as far as their offense goes, that may be where they fall short. Despite dominating offensively in the regular season, the team has a .208 postseason batting average. This can be compared to their .274 batting average from the regular season.
As for the Nationals, I believe their offensive skills and talent is what will help them come out on top.
For now, let’s take a look back at the Braves postseason history.
The Glory Years
From 1991 to the present, they have made five World Series appearances in ‘91, ‘92, ‘95, ‘96 and ‘99.
Sadly, four out of those five appearances ended in them coming up short against whomever they were playing.
Although their 1991 loss was tough, the Braves were new to the playoffs and did not expect much. Despite that, they took the Minnesota Twins to the brink with an epic series.
In 1992, against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Braves lost the World Series 4-games-to-2 and were determined to make the changes necessary to win in the years to come.
Obviously losing always hurts but most fans can attest that the most disheartening year was 1996 when they dominated the New York Yankees in Game 1 and 2 giving fans hope that they would win the World Series for the second year in a row. To their dismay, the Yankees ended up winning the following four games leaving Atlanta fans heartbroken.
Because of this, in 1999, when we faced the Yankees yet again, we did not really expect to win. That does not mean it did not hurt when we were unable to win one game against them in that series.
Let’s take a deeper look at their 1995 appearance against the Cleveland Indians.