A report on Greg Maddux and 1995 World Series

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

With the Braves, he won the 1995 World Series over the Cleveland Indians.

- Greg Maddux

The team relied on clutch hitting and its powerful pitching rotation, which was made up of perennial Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, and Steve Avery.

- 1995 World Series
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.

Since their debut in the National League in 1876, the franchise has won an MLB record 21 divisional titles, 18 National League pennants, and four World Series championships – in 1914 as the Boston Braves, in 1957 as the Milwaukee Braves, and in 1995 and 2021 as the Atlanta Braves.

Glavine playing for the New York Mets in 2005

Tom Glavine

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American former professional baseball pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball, for the Atlanta Braves (1987–2002, 2008) and New York Mets (2003–2007).

American former professional baseball pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball, for the Atlanta Braves (1987–2002, 2008) and New York Mets (2003–2007).

Glavine playing for the New York Mets in 2005
Glavine delivers a pitch in spring training, 1998
Glavine being introduced at Turner Field in his first game back with the Braves in 2008
Glavine with the Atlanta Braves in 1993.
Glavine signs autographs for fans in 2014

With 164 victories during the 1990s, Glavine earned the second-highest number of wins as a pitcher in the National League, second only to teammate Greg Maddux's 176.

He was the Most Valuable Player of the 1995 World Series as the Braves beat the Cleveland Indians.

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.

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).

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.

Vizquel with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012

Omar Vizquel

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Venezuelan former professional baseball shortstop.

Venezuelan former professional baseball shortstop.

Vizquel with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012
Vizquel with the San Francisco Giants in 2008.
Vizquel as first-base coach of the Detroit Tigers in 2017
Vizquel during his tenure with the Indians in 1996.

During Vizquel's career in Cleveland, the Indians made it to the World Series twice, losing to the Atlanta Braves in 1995 and to the Florida Marlins in 1997.

Vizquel was Greg Maddux's 3000th strikeout victim on July 26, 2005.