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The 1996 Braves Were Declared World Champions After Two Wins at Yankee Stadium

New York Yankees would soon be put out of their misery. Only the 1985 Kansas City Royals and the 1986 New York Mets had lost the first two games of the World Series at home and come back to win.

The 1996 Atlanta Braves were not the 1985 St. Louis Cardinals or the 1986 Boston Red Sox. They were the defending World Champions.

After Greg Maddux shut out the Yankees in the second game of the 1996 World Series, almost no one gave the Yankees any chance of winning. According to the media and the fans, the Yankees were now supposed to lose.

A Yankees loyalist expressed the prevailing view. "It's over. After all they've done, it's over."

The "experts" explained that the Atlanta Braves had too much pitching for the Yankees to come ...

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