Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Atlanta Braves 1990s
Luis Polonia. Polonia retired in 2000 after he was on the World Series champion Yankees.
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. The Braves grew into Turner Field in 1997.
Chipper Jones . The first overall pick in 1990, his rookie year was 1993.
First Base. McGriff moved to Tampa Bay in 1998, and then to the Cubs in 2001.
Two. Greg Maddux and Fred McGriff. If you answered "None," you should know that every team has to be represented in the All-Star game.
Outfield. He moved to the Padres in 2000.
Massachusetts. Glavine was a member of the 1982 Billerica (MA) High School baseball team that won a state title.
Mark Wohlers. Wohlers was 7-3 with a 2.09 ERA and 25 saves. In 2002, Wohlers struggled with the Indians.
Bobby Cox . Cox was appointed manager in 1990.
|The Braves were swept in the World Series in 1999 by the Yankees. How many times during the 90s were the Braves beaten by the American League in the World Series?||Atlanta Braves in the 1990s
4. The Braves were beaten by the Twins in 1991, the Blue Jays in 1992, and the Yankees in 1996 and 1999. The Braves did have the one victory over the Indians in 1995.
John Smoltz. John Smoltz was left off the roster in 1998, although he had a 17-3 record with a 2.90 ERA. That .850 winning percentage is usually enought to make you an All-Star, but Bobby Cox had to leave him off the team in favor of Glavine and Maddux.
Denny Neagle. Denny Neagle, who came over from the Pirates in 1996, won 20 games in 1997. That is the only year in the 1990s that a player other than Glavine, Smoltz, or Maddux, led the team in wins.
|The Braves lost the 1996 World Series to the New York Yankees. At least they had the National League Cy Young winner playing for them. Who was it?||Atlanta Braves in the 1990s
John Smoltz. The Braves certainly had their fair share of Cy Young Winners in the 1990s. Glavine won in 1991 and 1998. Maddux won in 1993, 1994, and 1995. Smoltz won in 1996. Maddux also won the award in 1992 as a member of the Chicago Cubs.
|1995 saw the Braves win the World Series for the first time since the team moved to Atlanta in 1966. Which team did the Braves beat in the Division Series?||Atlanta Braves in the 1990s
Colorado Rockies. The Braves beat the Rockies three games to one, to move on and face the Cincinnati Reds in the League Championship Series. The Braves met the Indians in the World Series in which they won four games to two. Although David Justice was a huge player in that series, winning the decisive game with his solo homer, Tom Glavine was awarded Series MVP with his 2-0 record and miniscule 1.29 ERA.
|The strike shortened season of 1994 was a sad year for most baseball fans. Which team was in first place in the National League East at the end of the season?||Atlanta Braves in the 1990s
Montreal Expos. The Expos had a six game lead over the Braves before the strike ended the season after only 114 games. Unfortunately for the Expos, the strike cancelled the World Series, thus ending the one of best chances the team ever had to play in the Fall Classic.
|The 1993 season was possibly the greatest pennant race in the 1990s. This was also Greg Maddux's first season with the Braves. What was Maddux's record that helped the Braves beat the Giants for the pennant?||Atlanta Braves in the 1990s
20-10. Maddux's 20-10 record helped the Braves win the pennant in 1993. The Braves secured the pennant on the last day of the year when the Dodgers beat the Giants 12-1. Unfortunately for the Braves, they lost to the Phillies in the National League Championship Series.
Pittsburgh Pirates. John Smoltz won the MVP of this series with a 2-0 record and a 2.66 ERA. Tim Wakefield of the Pirates, also had a 2-0 record during this series.
Ron Gant. Ron Gant hit 32 homers in 1991. Gant also had 105 RBI's and 34 stolen bases that year, making for a pretty solid year.
Russ Nixon. Russ Nixon managed the Braves for 121 games in 1988, 161 games in 1989, and 65 games in 1990, when Bobby Cox took over for him. He also managed the Cincinnati Reds in 1982 and 1983. Nixon's playing days were from 1957-1968 with the Indians, Red Sox, and Twins.
14-5 Braves. The Braves won game five of the World Series on Lonnie Smith's home run.
|How many bases did Ron Gant steal in the 1991 National League Championship series?||1991 Atlanta Braves
6. Gant set a National League playoff record with six stolen bases.
|Who closed out game two of the 1991 National League Championship series against the Pirates for Atlanta?||1991 Atlanta Braves
Alejandro Pena. Pena threw a wild pitch which was the potential tying run to third, but then he struck out the next batter to end the game. The score was 1-0.
Terry Pendleton. Pendleton played third base in 1991, while Lemke played second base, and Sid Bream played first base. John Smoltz was a starting pitcher in 1991.
|Who won the Most Valuable Player trophy in the 1991 National League Championship series for the Braves?||1991 Atlanta Braves
Steve Avery. Avery was the MVP for his outstanding pitching preformances (mostly in game two) even though he thought Olson should have won it for his defense.
Pittsburgh Pirates. The Braves beat the Pirates in seven games on Sid Bream's game winning slide in game seven. The amazing thing was that Bream had two bad knees.
|Who hit the walk off home run in game six of the 1991 World Series for the Twins?||1991 Atlanta Braves
Kirby Puckett. Puckett's home run came in the bottom of the 11th inning. The final score was 4-3.
John Smoltz. When you think about it its pretty amazing that Smoltz played when Terry Pendleton played. In 2005, Smoltz still played while Pendleton was the hitting coach.
|In the 1991 World Series, who got his foot pulled off first base and was called out?||1991 Atlanta Braves
Ron Gant. Gant got pulled off first base by Kent Hrbek, the Twin's first baseman and was called out. On replay it looked like Hrbek did it on purpose. After the game Hrbek received death threats.