Former Atlanta Braves star David Justice looks back on the home run that won the World Series 25 years ago


It was a chilly night in Atlanta on October 28, 1995. David Justice had said some things in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s morning edition that made things even chillier in the eyes of some fans.

Justice wanted the Atlanta fans to show up for Game Six of the 1995 World Series. Some of the Cleveland Indians players were mocking the Atlanta fans, and Justice wanted them to support his team as it tried to win its first World Series after losing two earlier in the decade.

Then the game played out like a storybook, a Hollywood script. Tom Glavine, who was the first Braves pitching prospect out of the mid-late-1980s rebuild to make it, pitched eight innings in the best game of his life.

Justice broke a 0-0 game with a solo home run to right field off left-hander Jim Poole. 

And then Marquis Grissom, who was an Atlanta kid, caught the final out that gave the city of Atlanta its first sports championship.

It was 25 years ago. Where were you on that great night when the Braves won the World Series? Please share your memories here or on the Facebook page. 

Perhaps the Braves are close to doing this again. There seems to be an inevitability to it, much like there was in the mid-1990s when the Braves finally won it all

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