Today In Brewer History: Braves Return To The Fall Classic

On this day in 1991, the Braves beat the Twins 5-4 in 11 innings on a Mark Lemke walkoff single in Game 3 of the World Series. The win narrowed the gap to two games to one, but the Twins would still go on to take the series in seven games.

This particular game is notable, though, because it was the first World Series contest ever played in Atlanta. The Braves won the Series in 1957 and returned to it again in 1958 while playing in Milwaukee, but hadn't been back since.

To put it another way: The city of Milwaukee gave Atlanta an established major league franchise and a four year head start, but still made it back to the World Series (1982) before they did. With that said, the Braves went on to make the playoffs in 14 of 15 seasons. In the end they probably came out ahead.

With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to:

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