By Zane Miller
On Saturday, October 28th, 1995, the Atlanta Braves defeated the Cleveland Indians at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta to win the 91st World Series four games to two. It was the third (and as of this writing, most recent) World Series championship for the Braves franchise and the second that was won in Georgia. These are the top five players that I felt most stood out during the series.
5. #8 Albert Belle (Indians)- LF
Belle earned player of the game honors in game five, knocking in a pair of RBIs on two runs, one hit and one walk as the Indians claimed a 5-4 victory to extend the series.
4. #9 Carlos Baerga (Indians)- 2B
Baerga picked up player of the game in game three, driving in three RBIs with three hits in the Indians’ 7-6 victory in 11 innings.
3. #23 David Justice (Braves)- RF
Justice earned player of the game honors in game four, getting two RBIs and a hit as the Braves picked up a 5-2 victory.
2. #31 Greg Maddux (Braves)- P
Maddux took player of the game in game one, as he earned a complete game with no earned runs allowed on a pair of hits and no walks as the Braves were able to start off the series with a 3-2 win.
1. #47 Tom Glavine (Braves)- P
Glavine pitched his way to player of the game in games two and six, as he pitched six innings in game two with two earned runs allowed on three hits and three walks, while game six saw him go eight shutout innings with just one hit and three walks allowed as the Braves won it 1-0 to win the series championship.
Players of the Game Breakdown:
Link to stats database: https://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/1995_WS.shtml
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