1995 World Series

Atlanta Braves (4) vs Cleveland Indians (2)

After losing the World Series to the Toronto Blue Jays in 1992 and falling to the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Championship in '93, the Atlanta Braves returned to the Fall Classic following a forced one year hiatus due to the subsequent cancellation of the Series by the collective team owners.

Baseball's newest dynasty had boasted a strong farm team system that featured Andruw Jones who batted .277 with twenty-five home runs, one hundred runs batted in and fifty-six stolen bases at Class-A Macon (South Atlantic) and their current line-up was just as good with Javier Lopez, Ryan Klesko and Chipper Jones at the plate.

The biggest advantage in Atlanta however was the presence of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine (16-7, 3.08 ERA) and John Smoltz on the mound who combined for one of the best rotations in the history of the game.

Their opponents, the Cleveland Indians were 2-1 in Series play and had not made a final postseason appearance in a staggering forty-one years. The American League champs were not as stacked in either category, but still finished the regular season with an amazing 100-44 record and a .694 winning percentage.

Atlanta ace Maddux set the tone in Game 1 after single-handedly defeating four of his rivals' counterparts (Orel Hershiser, Paul Assenmacher, Julian Tavarez and Alan Embree) in a 3-2 opening victory that featured a Fred McGriff blast as the only home run.

Game 2 took a different turn as eight combined pitchers went head-to-head including Cleveland's Dennis Martinez, Alan Embree, Jim Poole and Julian Tavarez and the Braves' Tom Glavine, Greg McMichael, Alejandro Pena and Mark Wohlers (who emerged 4-3 victors). Both Eddie Murray and Lopez managed homers for their respective teams, but the revolving bullpens depleted the pool of relievers available for Game 3.

The "pitcher's clinic" continued in the third outing as the National League's John Smoltz, Brad Clontz, Kent Mercker, Greg McMichael, Mark Wohlers and Alejandro Pena matched the American League's Charles Nagy, Paul Assenmacher, Julian Tavarez and Jose Mesa bringing the total to a staggering eighteen pitchers used in two games. This time the Indians held on for the 7-6 win despite surrendering homers to both Ryan Klesko and McGriff.

Eight more arms received the call on the hill in Game 4 as Cleveland led the race thanks to an Albert Belle blast followed by a Manny Ramirez homer, but failed to finish the marathon falling behind 5-2 for their third loss. Orel Hershiser got revenge against Maddux the next day as only two pitchers (each) were used in the fifth outing. Klesko and Luis Polonia knocked one out of the park and were matched by Albert Belle and Jim Thome who pushed their team to a 5-4 triumph that extended the Series for another day. Cleveland's Kenny Lofton dominated the baselines with a record, six stolen bases in Game 6, but was unable to beat Tom Glavine's change-up, that vanquished five Indian pitchers, for the 1-0 victory and their third World Series title.

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"I was on a Braves team that won a World Series. Ninety-five was the best team ever. This team can be, but we'd have to win it, too." - Greg Maddux

1995 World Series

1995 World Series Official Program

1993 | Atlanta Braves (4) vs Cleveland Indians (2) | 1996

Game 1
Date / Box Score
Location
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
1 st Pitch
From
To
Attendance
51,876
National Anthem
Game 2
Date / Box Score
Location
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
1 st Pitch
From
To
Attendance
51,877
National Anthem
Game 3
Date / Box Score
Location
Jacobs Field
1 st Pitch
From
To
Merlyn Mantle (Widow of Mickey Mantle )
Attendance
43,584
National Anthem
Game 4
Date / Box Score
Location
Jacobs Field
1 st Pitch
From
To
Attendance
43,578
National Anthem
Game 5
Date / Box Score
Location
Jacobs Field
1 st Pitch
From
To
Ken Bowersox (Astronaut, NASA)
Attendance
43,595
National Anthem
Game 6
Date / Box Score
Location
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
1 st Pitch
From
To
Jimmy Carter (39th U.S. President)
Attendance
51,875
National Anthem
1995 World Series Fast Facts

1995 World Series
Game 1

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0
Atlanta 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 x 3 3 2
Orel Hershiser (L)
Paul Assenmacher (7 th )
Julian Tavarez (7 th )
Alan Embree (8 th )
Greg Maddux (W)
-
-
-
None Fred McGriff (2 nd )

1995 World Series
Game 2

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 2
Atlanta 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 x 4 8 2
Dennis Martinez (L)
Alan Embree (6 th )
Jim Poole (7 th )
Julian Tavarez (8 th )
Tom Glavine (W)
Greg McMichael (7 th )
Alejandro Pena (7 th )
Mark Wohlers (S, 8 th )
Eddie Murray (2 nd ) Javy Lopez (6 th )

1995 World Series
Game 3

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Atlanta 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 6 12 1
Cleveland 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 7 12 2
John Smoltz
Brad Clontz (3 rd )
Kent Mercker (5 th )
Greg McMichael (7 th )
Mark Wohlers (8 th )
Alejandro Pena (L, 11 th )
Charles Nagy
Paul Assenmacher (8 th )
Julian Tavarez (8 th )
Jose Mesa (W, 9 th )
-
-
Fred McGriff (6 th )
Ryan Klesko (7 th )
None
-

1995 World Series
Game 4

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 5 11 1
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 6 0
Steve Avery (W)
Greg McMichael (7 th )
Mark Wohlers (9 th )
Pedro Borbon (S, 9 th )
Ken Hill (L)
Paul Assenmacher (7 th )
Julian Tavarez (8 th )
Alan Embree (8 th )
Ryan Klesko (6 th )
-
Albert Belle (6 th )
Manny Ramirez (9 th )

1995 World Series
Game 5

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 4 7 0
Cleveland 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 x 5 8 1
Greg Maddux (L)
Brad Clontz (8 th )
Orel Hershiser (W)
Jose Mesa (S, 9 th )
Luis Polonia (4 th )
Ryan Klesko (9 th )
Albert Belle (1 st )
Jim Thome (8 th )

1995 World Series
Game 6

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 x 1 6 0
Dennis Martinez
Jim Poole (L, 5 th )
Ken Hill (7 th )
Alan Embree (7 th )
Julian Tavarez (8 th )
Paul Assenmacher (8 th )
Tom Glavine (W)
Mark Wohlers (S, 9 th )
-
-
-
-
None David Justice (6 th )

1995 World Series

Atlanta Braves

Composite Hitting Statistics

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0
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0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Totals
193
47
10
0
8
23
23
.244
25
34
5

1995 World Series

Cleveland Indians

Composite Hitting Statistics

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of-1
p
2b
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p
3b-1
p
p
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of
p
p
1b-3,dh-3
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2
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6
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6
1
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6
6
5
6
6
15
2
0
26
17
0
2
2
0
1
25
3
0
19
0
6
5
1
18
11
0
19
23
3
0
0
5
4
0
1
0
0
0
5
0
0
2
0
1
0
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4
2
0
4
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6
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2
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1
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4
4
0
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0
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0
3
0
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0
0
2
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2
1
.200
.000
.000
.192
.235
.000
.500
.000
.000
.000
.200
.000
.000
.105
.000
.167
.000
.000
.222
.182
.000
.211
.174
0
0
0
1
7
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
5
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0
0
0
4
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2
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1
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5
0
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0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
Totals
195
35
7
1
5
19
17
.179
25
37
8

1995 World Series

Atlanta Braves

Composite Pitching Statistics

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0
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
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0
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6.0
1.0
3.1
14.0
16.0
3.1
2.0
10
2.1
50
1.50
0.00
2.70
1.29
2.25
2.70
4.50
9.00
15.43
1.80
3
0
2
4
9
3
1
3
6
4
3
2
2
11
8
2
2
0
4
3
1
0
1
2
4
1
1
1
4
1
5
0
0
6
3
2
2
2
2
3
Totals
4
2
19
6
1
3
0
54.0
2.67
35
37
16
25

1995 World Series

Cleveland Indians

Composite Pitching Statistics

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0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
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4.0
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2.1
4.1
6.75
2.70
2.57
4.26
3.48
4.50
6.43
3.86
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8
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12
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1
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0
3
2
4
4
8
1
1
0
2
Totals
2
4
24
6
0
1
0
53.0
3.57
47
34
21
25
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On October 21, 1995 , during the second inning of Game 1 , Fred McGriff of the Atlanta Braves hit a home run in his first World Series at-bat becoming one of only a few National League players (chart below) to ever accomplish this unique feat.

On October 28, 1995 (Game 6), Tom Glavine & Mark Wohlers came within one hit, a weak single by Tony Pena in the sixth inning, of the second postseason no-hitter (the first being a thrown on October 8, 1956 ).

Kenny Lofton's six stolen bases during the 1995 World Series set a new Fall Classic record for steals during a six-game series.

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