1996 World Series

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The 1996 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 1996 season.wikipedia
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1996 Major League Baseball season

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The 1996 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 1996 season.
*World Series: New York Yankees over Atlanta Braves (4–2); John Wetteland, MVP

Fox Major League Baseball

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The series was played from October 20–26, 1996, and was broadcast on television on Fox.
The initial deal also gave Fox the rights to broadcast the 1996, 1998 and 2000 World Series, the 1997 and 1999 All-Star Games, as well as coverage of the League Championship Series (shared with NBC) and five Division Series games each year.

1996 New York Yankees season

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The 92nd edition of the World Series, it was a best-of-seven playoff between the National League (NL) champion (and defending World Series champion) Atlanta Braves and the American League (AL) champion New York Yankees.
In the 1996 World Series the Yankees beat the National League champion Atlanta Braves four games to two, winning four consecutive games to overcome a two-games-to-none deficit.

1996 American League Division Series

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The Yankees advanced to the World Series by defeating the Texas Rangers in the AL Division Series, three games to one, and then the Baltimore Orioles in the AL Championship Series, four games to one.
The Yankees became the American League champion, and defeated the of National League champion Atlanta Braves in the 1996 World Series.

John Wetteland

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Yankees relief pitcher John Wetteland was named the World Series Most Valuable Player for saving all four Yankee wins.
With the Yankees, he won the 1996 World Series and won the World Series Most Valuable Player Award for saving four games in the series.

1996 National League Division Series

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The Braves advanced to the Series by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Division Series, three games to none, and then the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Championship Series, four games to three.
The Braves would rally to win that series four games to three and become the National League champion, but would lose to the American League champion New York Yankees in the 1996 World Series.

1996 American League Championship Series

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The Yankees advanced to the World Series by defeating the Texas Rangers in the AL Division Series, three games to one, and then the Baltimore Orioles in the AL Championship Series, four games to one.
The Yankees won the series four games to one to become the American League champions, and won against the National League champion Atlanta Braves in the 1996 World Series.

1996 National League Championship Series

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The Braves advanced to the Series by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Division Series, three games to none, and then the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Championship Series, four games to three.
The Braves would go on to lose to the New York Yankees in the World Series in six games.

Derek Jeter

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New York brought a lineup mixed with veterans, like Paul O'Neill, and young stars, like rookie Derek Jeter. The Yankees scored their only run off of him in the fifth when Derek Jeter walked with two outs and scored on Wade Boggs's double.
The following year, he became the Yankees' starting shortstop, won the Rookie of the Year Award, and helped push the team win the 1996 World Series.

1995 World Series

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The 92nd edition of the World Series, it was a best-of-seven playoff between the National League (NL) champion (and defending World Series champion) Atlanta Braves and the American League (AL) champion New York Yankees.
NBC would next cover the 1997 (NBC's first entirely since 1988) and 1999 World Series over the course of a five-year-long contract, in which Fox would cover the World Series in even numbered years (1996, 1998 and 2000, and all subsequent editions beyond that).

Wade Boggs

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The Yankees scored their only run off of him in the fifth when Derek Jeter walked with two outs and scored on Wade Boggs's double.
He spent his 18-year baseball career primarily with the Boston Red Sox, but also played for the New York Yankees, with whom he won the 1996 World Series against the Atlanta Braves, and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, with whom he reached 3,000 hits.

Brian Boehringer

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After walking Javy López, Pettite was relieved by Brian Boehringer, who allowed a two-out three-run home run to Andruw Jones, who became only the second player in World Series history (after Gene Tenace in 1972), and youngest ever, to hit a home run his first two times up in a Series.
He won the 1996 World Series with the New York Yankees over the Atlanta Braves.

Andruw Jones

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Facing Yankees' starting pitcher Andy Pettite in the second inning of Game 1 with one on, rookie left fielder Andruw Jones became the youngest player, 19, in World Series history to hit a home run, surpassing Yankee great Mickey Mantle on what would have been Mantle's 65th birthday (Mantle died in 1995).
In the 1996 World Series, he became the youngest player ever to hit a home run in the postseason, and just the second player ever to homer in his first two World Series at bats.

Tom Glavine

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The Braves used the dominant pitching of Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, as well as timely hitting, to defeat the Indians the year before, and looked to reuse that recipe against the upstart Yankees.
In addition to the championship won with the Braves in 1995, he also went to four other World Series with the team (in 1991, 1992, 1996, and 1999) in which the team lost to the Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays, and New York Yankees twice, respectively.

David Weathers

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David Weathers relieved Boehringer and allowed the Braves' final run on Chipper Jones' sacrifice fly.
He was a part of the New York Yankees' 1996 World Series championship over the Atlanta Braves.

World Series

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The 1996 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 1996 season.
9) The Cincinnati Reds were the only National League team to sweep any World Series between 1963 and 2012, sweeping their last two series appearances to date in 1976 and 1990. When added to their Game 7 victory in 1975, this means that the Reds have won their last 9 consecutive World Series games, making this the current longest winning streak in terms of consecutive World Series games won. The Reds are also to date the only team since the inception of the League Championship Series (LCS) in 1969 to sweep the entire postseason. The 1976 "Big Red Machine" swept the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League LCS in three games, and then swept the New York Yankees in the World Series in four games. The longest ever streak of consecutive World Series games won is 14 by the New York Yankees, who won four straight games to win the 1996 World Series after losing the first two games of that series, then swept their next two World Series appearances in 1998 and 1999, and then won the first two games of the 2000 World Series before losing the third game of that Series to the New York Mets.

Jimmy Key

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New York starter Jimmy Key lost his first World Series decision in three appearances, his first two coming in the 1992 World Series.
With the Blue Jays, he won the 1992 World Series and with the Yankees, he won the 1996 World Series, both over the Atlanta Braves.

Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium

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Game 5 was the final game to be played at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium, as the Braves moved into Turner Field the following season.
The stadium's final event was Game 5 of the 1996 World Series, when the Braves played host to the New York Yankees. The final score was 1–0 in favor of the Yankees, with the ballpark's final run scored by Charlie Hayes. The final ceremonial first pitch was thrown to Eddie Perez by former President Jimmy Carter, who had done the honors at Braves home openers while still Governor of Georgia. The winning pitcher was New York's Andy Pettitte, defeating the Braves' John Smoltz. The final hit was recorded by Atlanta's Chipper Jones, who doubled off of Pettitte in the bottom of the ninth inning. Pinch-hitter Luis Polonia was the final out in Fulton County Stadium's history, hitting a deep fly ball to right-center field that was caught by Yankee right fielder Paul O'Neill, which gave the stadium's final save to John Wetteland. (Since no home runs were hit in that game the final home run in the stadium's history belongs to Jim Leyritz, who hit a 3-run home run in Game 4. Leyritz was also Pettitte's batterymate for Game 5.)

New York Yankees

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The 1996 World Series marked the beginning of the New York Yankees' dynasty of the late 1990s and early 2000s.
In the World Series the team rebounded from an 0–2 series deficit and defeated the defending champion Atlanta Braves, ending an 18-year championship drought.

Chipper Jones

Next inning, with runners on second and third and one out, Chipper Jones drove them both home with a single, moving to second on the throw home.
He also participated in the 1996 World Series, in which the Braves lost to the New York Yankees in six games.

Paul O'Neill (baseball)

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New York brought a lineup mixed with veterans, like Paul O'Neill, and young stars, like rookie Derek Jeter.
He ended Game 5 of the 1996 World Series by robbing former Yankee teammate Luis Polonia of the Atlanta Braves of an extra-base hit, preserving a 1–0 victory for the Yankees.

Cecil Fielder

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After starting him as the designated hitter in the first two games, Torre decided to keep Cecil Fielder in the lineup and had him replace Martinez at first base.
With the Yankees, he won the 1996 World Series over the Atlanta Braves.

Kenny Rogers (baseball)

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Atlanta started midseason acquisition Denny Neagle while New York countered with Kenny Rogers, the only other starter the Yankees had on their postseason roster and who had been largely ineffective during the season.
He won the 1996 World Series with the New York Yankees against his hometown Atlanta Braves and played in the 2006 World Series with the Detroit Tigers.

1999 World Series

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This is, as of 2018, the Braves' most recent victory in a World Series game, as they would go on to lose the next four in this Series, be swept by the Yankees in 1999 and have not appeared in a Fall Classic since.
The matchup between the Yankees and Braves was a rematch of the 1996 World Series, in which the Yankees also prevailed.

Mark Lemke

Next inning, with runners on first and third and one out, back-to-back RBI singles by Marquis Grissom and Mark Lemke made it 11–1 Braves.
In his 11-year career, Lemke played in 62 post season games and appeared in four World Series (1991, 1992, 1995, 1996).