Braves World Series repeat unlikely, future success is main goal

Braves World Series repeat unlikely, future success is main goal

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When Marquis Grissom caught the final out of the 1995 World Series to give Atlanta its first major pro sports championship, NBC announcer Bob Costas exclaimed, “The team of the ’90s has its world championship!” Looking back, however, even though the Braves reached five World Series during the final decade of the 20th century, setting off a string of 14 straight division titles — an MLB record — they aren’t remembered as the team of the ’90s. That’s because after the Braves finally won it all, the Yankees reached three World Series between ’96 and ’99 and won all of them, beating Atlanta twice in the process, and added another in 2000 for good measure.

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