Atlanta Braves Win World Series for First Time Since 1995 

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The journey to the Promised Land was all but promised in the Braves’ trek to capture the 26-year fleeting World Series Championship.

The Atlanta Braves danced to the tune of Montell Jordan’s No. 1 hit single “This Is How We Do It” in 1995 to capture the franchise’s first World Series Championship. 

Twenty-six years and 16 postseason appearances have passed since the last time the Braves danced on the world’s biggest stage, but on Tuesday, Atlanta slipped on its dancing shoes once more.  

This is how they did it: The Braves dominated the Houston Astros in a pirouetting 7-0 A-Town stumping to capture the first World Series Championship since 1995.  

The journey to the Promised Land was all but promised for Atlanta.   

Atlanta lost its best player in Ronald Acuña Jr., who suffered a season-ending knee injury on July 10. Injuries continued to pile up and the Braves looked far from a World Series contender, let alone a team who could contend in the regular season.   

“I’d probably have to say it’s one of the hardest moments of my career, to be honest. Just to be here at the stadium and not be able to join my teammates out there in the field and play with them,” Acuña said during the NLCS. “But there’s nothing you can do about that. So for me, it’s just about being here and continuing to give them the support as if I were playing.”  

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But help was on the way. The Braves acquired Jorge Soler at the trade deadline, who was named World Series MVP after hitting three homers in the six games. 

“He’s been swinging the bat so good,” said Braves manager Brian Snitker. “This whole World Series. Even just the walks he was taking were really big.”  

The victory also marked the first championship for Ron Washington, the third base coach for the Braves. He is a former player and former manager of the Texas Rangers. Washington led the Rangers to the World Series in 2010 and 2011.  

“We hit every pothole, every bump you could possibly hit this year, and somehow the car still made it onto the other side,” said Braves First Baseman Freddie Freeman said. “It’s just an incredible group.”  

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