Saturday, June 21, 2008

Top 5 Greatest Moments in Atlanta Braves History

Here are the top 5 greatest moments as I see them:

5. October 5, 1991. The Braves defeat the Houston Astros 5-2 to clinch their first division title since 1982 and go from worst to first.

4. April 8, 1974. Hank Aaron hits his 715th career home run to pass Babe Ruth as the all-time home run king. This has been the mother of all sports records until recently. The pitcher was Al Downing of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

3. October 28, 1995. The Braves win their first World Championship. They defeated the Cleveland Indians 1-0 to win the World Series in six games. David Justice hit a homerun.

2. July 25, 1992. Otis Nixon robs Andy Van Slyke with "The Catch". The greatest catch in Braves history.

1. October 14, 1992 (my B-Day). The Braves rally to score 3 runs in the ninth to win the National League Pennant. Francisco Cabrera hits a pinch hit single to drive in the winning runs. Sid Bream, as Steve Avery said "was carrying a piano on his back", scored the winning run.

3 comments:

JJ said...

Not only was Oct 5, 1991 a great day in Braves history, but it might just be one of the Top 3 days in the history of sports in Georgia. The Braves clinched worst to first in the NL West that afternoon, and that night the Dawgs destroyed a Top 5 Clemson team at Sanford Stadium 27-12. It was the first night game at Sanford Stadium that I ever attended, and also marked the first beer that I ever drank in front of my dad (at the age of 16.) Some memories just never leave you I guess.

Bop said...

Plus it was the coming out party of Eric Zeier. I'll never forget the tomahawk chop in Sanford Stadium.

Glavine was bigtime in game 6.

I'm naming my next pet Francisco Cabrera.

BayouDawg said...

#3 was a good day for me due to a certain north springs girl that visited the north springs crew and decided to hang with cajundawg in the SX house in room #13 until about the 3rd inning....as the champange was poppin' I was a poundin'...what a great night....then went downtown and took about 18 shots. Ahh the memories. #3 might be my #1.