How Freddie Freeman and Kenley Jansen Switched Teams

In a series between N.L. heavyweights, Freddie Freeman will be in Dodger blue and Kenley Jansen will close for the Braves. Two months ago that idea seemed impossible.

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With Kenley Jansen, the Atlanta Braves Lean In on Bullpen

Atlanta won the World Series with short starts and great bullpen work. The team’s off-season additions leaned in on that strategy.

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Freddie Freeman Signs with Dodgers for $162 Million

Freddie Freeman led Atlanta to a World Series title, but a general manager known to “regroup and fortify” made a difficult and pragmatic decision to make a change.

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M.L.B. Canceled Games. What Happens Now?

Both sides left Florida frustrated, and no date is set for further negotiations. This could take a while.

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Spring Training Camps Are Empty as Lockout Continues

Major League Baseball camps were supposed to open in Florida and Arizona this week. Instead, their stadiums sit empty as tourists and business owners await a resolution.

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Carlos Correa, Freddie Freeman and the Big Free Agency Questions

Is Carlos Correa the next $300 million player? Would Freddie Freeman leave Atlanta? Can Toronto keep its bargain-bin finds? We may be waiting a long time to find out.

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World Series Rings: Everyone Wants them, No One Wears Them

World Series rings are the ultimate goal for many in baseball, but for those who win them practicality can get in the way.

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Alex Anthopoulos Missed Braves World Series Win Because of Covid-19

Home after testing positive for Covid-19, Alex Anthopoulos missed the party that wouldn’t have been possible without his brilliant deadline maneuvers.

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Freddie Freeman Comes Through With World Series Win

Freddie Freeman might have played his final game for Atlanta on Tuesday. Even if he did, he has already delivered on a promise he made to honor his mother.

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Jorge Soler is Named World Series MVP for Braves

He was hitting .192 when Atlanta traded for him and missed time with the coronavirus. But Soler’s homers put his team ahead in three games in the series.

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Max Fried Lost Game 2. Then He Pitched Atlanta to a Title.

Atlanta’s ace erased the memory of a bad outing by keeping Houston off balance and throwing six scoreless innings.

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Atlanta Overcomes Decades of Frustration to Win World Series

A dominant all-around effort secured a Game 6 win, allowing an 88-win team to triumph over the top-scoring Astros.

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World Series: 1979 Pirates, 1985 Royals and 2016 Cubs Recount Overcoming 3-1 Deficits

The Houston Astros are trying to pull off a feat that has been done only six times in the World Series. Players from the teams that did it happily recalled their thrilling comebacks.

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Atlanta Braves Hope Home-Field Advantage Doesn’t Matter

Adam Duvall’s blast felt like the where-were-you-when moment Atlanta has been seeking for decades. And then it wasn’t.

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A World Series of Relievers — Like It or Not

Injuries have forced things to extremes for both Houston and Atlanta, with bullpens accounting for more than 60 percent of all innings pitched. This was not by design.

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Astros Beat Braves to Send World Series Back to Houston

A first-inning grand slam had Atlanta thinking championship, but the Astros kept fighting and sent the Series back to Houston for Game 6.

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Austin Riley’s Journey From High School Punter to the World Series

Austin Riley was a quarterback and all-state punter in high school, but baseball was his true love. His breakout season helped power Atlanta’s surge to the World Series.

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The Atlanta Braves Are Peaking at Exactly the Right Time

An 88-win team faced a series of daunting challenges, yet is on the verge of a championship thanks to timely hitting and terrific bullpen work.

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Braves on Cusp of Championship After Game 4 Win

Atlanta shocked Houston with back-to-back homers in the seventh inning, putting the team one win from its first World Series title since 1995.

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World Series: Bregman, Altuve and Correa Are Struggling for Astros

Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa have been to the World Series before, and they know what to expect. So far, Atlanta’s stellar pitching has contained them.

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Pitching and Managing Evolve, and a No-Hit Bid Ends Early

With Ian Anderson’s pitch count rising, and the bullpen all gassed up, Manager Brian Snitker knew exactly what to do — even if a younger version of himself wouldn’t have done it.

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Atlanta Flirts With a No-Hitter and Takes Series Lead

After the team honored Hank Aaron, Atlanta’s pitchers baffled Houston’s offense, holding the Astros hitless through seven innings.

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Hank Aaron Tribute Kicks off World Series Games in Atlanta

A video tribute, a standing ovation to his widow and a first pitch thrown by his son highlighted a pregame ceremony.

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World Series: Atlanta’s Ronald Acuna Jr. Can Picture Himself Out There

Ronald Acuña Jr. is disappointed that an injury has kept him out of the World Series. But, the All-Star outfielder said, “it’s my turn to be on the bench supporting my teammates.”

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Universal DH Could Spell End of Hitting PItchers

With baseball veering toward a universal designated hitter, Sunday’s Game 5 of the World Series could be the last time pitchers routinely take turns at the plate.

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World Series: A Tribute to Hank Aaron Will Kick Off Games in Georgia

A tribute to Hank Aaron will kick off the World Series in a city and region still resentful of M.L.B.’s decision to step into the political fray.

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World Series: How an Ice Cream Machine Turned Around Atlanta’s Season

Atlanta has been praised for its shrewd deadline trades. Braves players credit their resurgence to a midseason pickup that produces day after day.

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Atlanta Heads Home, Hoping to Find Strength in Defiance

A region’s fans have their share of enemies, real or imagined, and the atmosphere at their World Series games should be electric.

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World Series: Astros Beat Braves to Win Game 2

A series of light hits and defensive miscues let Houston run up the score early, and the Astros’ pitching held the lead.

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Tyler Matzek’s Journey From the AirHogs to the Atlanta Braves

The left-hander was once so out of sorts that he attended tryouts with football players and security guards. Now he has one of Atlanta’s most dependable arms.

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When Did Braves Pitcher Charlie Morton Break His Leg?

Morton was struck by a comebacker in Atlanta’s Game 1 win over Houston in the World Series. Three outs later, he left with a fractured fibula. When the break occurred is unknown.

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Atlanta’s Charlie Morton Breaks Leg and Won’t Return in World Series

Morton was struck by a comebacker in his team’s Game 1 win over Houston in the World Series. Three outs later, he left with a fractured fibula. When the break occurred is unknown.

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Rob Manfred and Tony Clark Discuss CBA and Tomahawk Chop

Commissioner Rob Manfred and the union leader Tony Clark both addressed the news media ahead of Game 1, discussing labor negotiations as well as Atlanta’s “tomahawk chop.”

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Atlanta Blasts Its Way to a Win, but Loses an Ace

The Braves’ offense pounded Houston’s Framber Valdez, but Atlanta will have to scramble after Charlie Morton was knocked out of the remainder of the World Series.

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In the World Series, Eddie Rosario Is Looking Good

An unheralded pickup at the trading deadline, Rosario has been on a tear, powering Atlanta through the playoffs. Can the M.V.P. of the N.L.C.S. keep it going?

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A Tale of Two Infields Pits Strength Against Strength

Houston and Atlanta have continuity to spare. The connections between this year’s World Series teams are numerous, especially with their homegrown cores.

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World Series Recalls Dusty Baker’s Relationship With Hank Aaron

“If Henry is watching down, he will enjoy this World Series because of Dusty, above all,” Bud Selig said of Dusty Baker, who bonded with Aaron in their time together in Atlanta.

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Atlanta Braves Beat Los Angeles Dodgers to Reach World Series

In third place on Aug. 13, Atlanta rode a surprising group of trade deadline acquisitions to a pennant, outlasting the 106-win Dodgers. Next up: the Houston Astros.

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Ron Washington Keeps Atlanta Laughing and Learning

A coach’s loving and lively relationship with the Braves’ infielders is a key to their success. He’s holding out hope for a second chance to manage.

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NLCS: Chris Taylor’s Three-Homer Day Keeps Dodgers Alive

The N.L.C.S. heads back to Atlanta after Taylor became the 11th batter with three homers in a postseason game.

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NLCS: Eddie Rosario Leads Atlanta Past Los Angeles Dodgers

A midseason pickup from Cleveland, Eddie Rosario has been nothing short of incredible. He led the way in yet another win.

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Brian Snitker, Bobby Cox and the Friendship That Shapes Atlanta

Neither Bobby Cox’s stroke in 2019 nor Atlanta’s current playoff run has stopped Manager Brian Snitker from visiting his mentor, searching for bits of magic.

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NLCS: Cody Bellinger’s Blast Breathes Life Into Dodgers

A three-run homer from the struggling outfielder tied the game and a double by Mookie Betts put Los Angeles ahead to stay. With that, dreams of an Atlanta sweep faded away.

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Ronald Acuña Jr.’s Replacements Thrive for Atlanta in NLCS

For many teams, losing Ronald Acuña Jr. would have been a crushing blow. To the Braves’ Alex Anthopoulos, it was a puzzle to solve. He seems to have the right pieces.

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Atlanta Takes 2-0 Lead Over Dodgers in NLCS

Thrilling wins in consecutive games, both decided in their last at-bat, have Atlanta heading to Los Angeles with some breathing room ahead of Game 3.

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With Use of Openers, Pitching Six Innings Feels Like a Lot

Atlanta’s Max Fried has recorded 18 outs in each of his last two starts, standing out in an era of openers, quick hooks and mustachioed middle men.

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NLCS: Austin Riley and Atlanta Beat Dodgers With Game 1 Walk-Off

Austin Riley’s ninth inning single pushed Atlanta to victory over Los Angeles in Game 1 of the N.L.C.S. — just like his homer did in last year’s Game 1.

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NLDS: Tellez’s Homer Gives Brewers a Win Over Atlanta

Milwaukee’s Corbin Burnes and Atlanta’s Charlie Morton flashed dominance, but Rowdy Tellez’s two-run homer was enough offense to give the Brewers a win at home.

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Bud Selig, Once the Commissioner, Is Back to Being a Brewers Superfan

Bud Selig probably made you angry when he led Major League Baseball. But he also made baseball big in Milwaukee, where his influence and enthusiasm endure.

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Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman Has a Hug Waiting at First Base

Freeman, a star first baseman for Atlanta, warmly greets opponents at first base. You might get a hug, you might get some advice and you might get distracted into not running.

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