Game of My Life Atlanta Braves: Memorable Stories of Braves Baseball

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Theirs was a prolonged run of excellence like none other in sports history. From 1991 through 2005, the Atlanta Braves won fourteen consecutive division championships, a streak no team in professional sports has ever come close to approaching. Beginning with the unexpected worst-to-first miracle of 1991, the Braves commenced an era of sustained dominance that Major League Baseball never saw coming. From the wondrous run to the ’91 pennant, to Francisco Cabrera’s two-run single in the ’92 NLCS that returned the ...

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Theirs was a prolonged run of excellence like none other in sports history. From 1991 through 2005, the Atlanta Braves won fourteen consecutive division championships, a streak no team in professional sports has ever come close to approaching. Beginning with the unexpected worst-to-first miracle of 1991, the Braves commenced an era of sustained dominance that Major League Baseball never saw coming. From the wondrous run to the ’91 pennant, to Francisco Cabrera’s two-run single in the ’92 NLCS that returned the Braves to the World Series, to Atlanta’s first world championship in 1995, it’s all here.   

Captured within these pages are those memories, retold firsthand by the players who delivered the Braves to the pinnacle of pro sports, including David Justice, Terry Pendleton, Ron Gant, Lonnie Smith, Jeff Blauser, Greg Olson, and Tom Glavine. But also chronicled in Game of My Life Atlanta Braves are the franchise’s many dark years of mediocrity that set up such a magical run. Dating back to the Braves’ move from Milwaukee, this newly revised book will catch up with Braves legends like Hank Aaron, Phil Niekro, Bob Horner, and Dale Murphy, as well as the more recent stars.

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Another installment in a series guaranteed to rouse the spirit of any hometown fan. In 2006, the Atlanta Braves failed to win their division for the first time since 1994, but fans of "America's Team" will be heartened by the triumphant tales in Jack Wilkinson's rich history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596700994
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Series: Game of My Life Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Wilkinson has written about sports for more than thirty-five years in
Miami, Chicago, his native New York, and Atlanta. Named the Georgia
Sportswriter of the Year three times, he’s covered many World Series and Final
Fours, as well as multiple Olympics and Super Bowls, and has written for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Carroll Rogers is a backup Braves beat writer and general assignment sportswriter. She has written for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 1997, covering the Braves, Georgia Tech football and basketball, and high school sports, as well as the Falcons, Hawks, and Thrashers.

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