The Braves won the World Series for the first time since 1995


Major League Baseball

The Atlanta Braves celebrate their first World Series win since 1995.

Elizabeth Brown, Sports Editor

On Tuesday, November 2, the Braves made history by beating the Houston Astros to clinch the 2021 World Series title. 

According to MLB, on July 13, the Braves had a 0.3 percent chance of winning the World Series. Their journey was truly an underdog story from the start of the season. 

To put things in perspective, the team lost one of their best players, Acuna, in July, but the Braves still played like winners. When they beat the Dodgers, they “took down a 106-win judgment,” said MLB.

In Tuesday’s game, Jorge Soler got the Braves started by hitting a long home-run over Houston’s stadium to put them up three to zero. In the end, they held the Astros scoreless with a final score of seven to zero. 

Soler also received the World Series MVP because of his performance. In an interview, Soler said, “This is the biggest thing that’s happened to me in my career, especially from where I come from, Cuba. It’s harder to reach here and reach the big leagues and have these results. It’s incredible.” 

This Cuban, who left his home with his father in 2011 to pursue a baseball career, is now a world champion. 

Dansby Swanson, the shortstop, told Fox Sports, The good Lord, I mean he’s blessed me so much. Wouldn’t be here without Him. The peace that he gives me is just remarkable. And especially in moments like this, you can never go wrong trusting in that. I’m just so thankful to be here.”

Swanson was a big factor in this championship as he hit a two-run home run to extend the Braves’ lead in game six. He also secured the last out of the game. 

The Braves were able to overcome and ultimately wrote a story that will never be forgotten.