When it comes to great sports cities, Atlanta tops the list. So there is no doubt that the city loves baseball and couldn’t be prouder to see their own Atlanta Braves in the World Series.
This will make the tenth time that the franchise has appeared in the World Series, three of which times they have won, most recently in 1995.
The Braves defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in the Division Series to win their fourth consecutive National League East division title. They went on to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in six games in the Championship Series.
The Atlanta Braves will face off against the Astros in the 2021 World Series. This will be their third time appearing in the World Series in five years. Right now, Atlanta leads the series 2-1, with the next two games to be played here at home at Truist Park.
Fun Facts About the 2021 World Series
Here are some cool facts about this year’s World Series that you might not know:
- This is the 117th World Series.
- 2nd time two teams who have played against each other in a Division Series or League Championship Series and will play against each other in a World Series.
- 2nd time former division rivals have played against each other in the World Series.
- The Braves have won the World Series three times (1914, 1957 and 1995).
- The Astros have won the World Series once (2107).
Georgia Loves Baseball
It really is true. Georgia has a special place for sports, but when it comes to baseball, there is just so much to see and do, especially near Atlanta.
If you aren’t all that familiar with baseball, it’s not like football and basketball where players are recruited directly from college. Players are recruited for feeder teams, called farm teams and then work their way up.
There are a few farm teams in Georgia, but two that you may have heard of are the Rome Braves and the Gwinnett Stripers. Both of these teams feed into the Atlanta Braves. You can see the Rome Braves play at State Mutual Stadium located in Rome Georgia, or catch the Gwinnett Stripers at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Baseball History in Georgia
Some of the sport’s most important figures are from Georgia. Jackie Robinson was from Cairo, Georgia. Ty Cobb, nicknamed the Georgia Peach, was from Narrows, Georgia. Johnny Mize was from Demorest, Georgia. You can visit the historical marker which tells the story of Robinson in his hometown, visit the Ty Cobb Museum in Royston or check out the Johnny Mize Athletic Center and Museum at Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia.
The Future of Baseball
As much as Georgia has influenced baseball throughout its history, it is likely that Georgians will continue to play a huge role in the sport. The University of Georgia Diamond Dawgs have played in six College World Series. The Summer Collegiate Leagues showcase some of the top college talent in the nation. The state also has an extensive network of little league teams constantly producing even more home grown talent.
Visit a Sports Chiropractor in Lawrenceville
If you have a sports related injury or are experiencing aches and pains that are keeping you away from the activities that you enjoy, North Atlanta Chiropractic Center can help. They offer complete chiropractic care and specialized care for sports related injuries. Visit them online to schedule your free consultation now.