Maddux in 2009
Maddux pitching for the Braves in 1994
Maddux pitching for the Cubs in 2006
Maddux pitching for the Padres
Maddux in the dugout in 2008

The heavily favored and playoff-seasoned Braves brought their legendary pitching rotation of Cy Young winner Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, and Steve Avery into the NLCS with them.

- 1993 National League Championship Series

Maddux won against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game Two of the NLCS, but with Atlanta trailing 3 games to 2, lost the decisive Game Six.

- Greg Maddux
Maddux in 2009

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Atlanta Braves

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American professional baseball team based in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

American professional baseball team based in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

King Kelly cigarette card (Goodwin & Company, 1888)
Boston Beaneaters team photo, 1890
Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn
Milwaukee Braves cap logo
Hank Aaron
The fence over which Hank Aaron hit his 715th career home run still exists outside of Center Parc Stadium.
Media magnate Ted Turner purchased the team in 1976, and played a large role in the team's operation.
The 1995 World Series Commissioner's Trophy on display in the Ivan Allen Jr. Braves Museum and Hall of Fame at Turner Field
Brian McCann bats for Atlanta in July 2007
Braves manager Bobby Cox retired in 2010 after 25 years of management
Braves closer Craig Kimbrel pitching in 2011
Chipper Jones salutes the crowd at Turner Field prior to his final regular-season game on September 30, 2012. Jones announced he would retire after 19 seasons with the Braves
Jason Heyward runs the bases in 2014
SunTrust Park (now Truist Park) prior to its first regular-season game
The Atlanta Braves encouraged fans to gesture with the "Tomahawk Chop", distributing foam tomahawks at games and other events.
Braves Hall of Fame wall at Truist Park
P Greg Maddux, Hall of Famer
2× MVP Dale Murphy, outfielder
3B Eddie Mathews, Hall of Famer
Chipper Jones
Phil Niekro

Most notably, this rotation consisted of pitchers Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, and Tom Glavine.

However, the Braves fell in the NLCS to the Philadelphia Phillies in six games.

Smoltz in 2016

John Smoltz

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American former baseball pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1988 to 2009, all but the last year with the Atlanta Braves.

American former baseball pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1988 to 2009, all but the last year with the Atlanta Braves.

Smoltz in 2016
Smoltz in 2007
Smoltz in 2007
Smoltz with the Boston Red Sox
Smoltz with the Cardinals on September 3, 2009
Fans at Turner Field stand and applaud after Smoltz's 3000th career strikeout on April 22, 2008.

An eight-time All-Star, Smoltz was part of a celebrated trio of starting pitchers, along with Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, who propelled Atlanta to perennial pennant contention in the 1990s, highlighted by a championship in the 1995 World Series.

Smoltz again won 15 games, but suffered his first postseason loss to the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLCS despite not allowing an earned run.

Steve Avery (baseball)

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American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB).

American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Avery was outpitched early in Game One of the 1993 NLCS by Curt Schilling of the Philadelphia Phillies.

In Game Four of the 1995 World Series, he was the surprise starter over ace Greg Maddux, and he was also the winner, 5–2, pitching six innings and giving up one run.

1993 Atlanta Braves season

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The Braves' 123rd in existence and their 28th since moving to Atlanta.

The Braves' 123rd in existence and their 28th since moving to Atlanta.

Despite their excellent regular season, the Braves' streak of National League pennants ended at two as they fell to the underdog Philadelphia Phillies in six games in the National League Championship Series.

December 9, 1992: Greg Maddux was signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Braves.

Schilling with the Red Sox

Curt Schilling

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American former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who is a commentator for conservative media outlet BlazeTV.

American former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who is a commentator for conservative media outlet BlazeTV.

Schilling with the Red Sox
1997 Philadelphia Phillies #38 Curt Schilling road jersey
Curt Schilling on the mound
Pitchers Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, Éric Gagné, pitching coach John Farrell and Schilling prior to a Red Sox game at Safeco Field
Curt Schilling hoisting the Commissioner's Trophy during the Red Sox 2007 World Series Parade.
Schilling presenting an "Above and Beyond Award" in 2007.
Schilling and Ice Cube promoting Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Schilling led the Phillies to an upset against the two-time defending National League champion Atlanta Braves in the National League Championship Series.

The other three who accomplished this feat are Fergie Jenkins, Greg Maddux, and former Boston Red Sox ace and teammate Pedro Martínez.