In 2021 the Atlanta Braves lost an icon when Hank Aaron passed away in January. They honored him in the best way imaginable by winning the World Series in 6 games over the Houston Astros who were making their 3rd appearance over the last 5 seasons. Atlanta won its second Title since moving from Milwaukee in 1966 with Hammerin' Hank in tow.
*Atlanta wasted no time setting a historical record. In this , the 117th World Series, Jorge Soler began the match-up with a lead off home run. It was the first ever to BEGIN a Fall Classic.
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*Atlanta is the 3rd straight National League team to become Champs, & the N.L. owns every Title in the new decade, continuing a trend where the NL dominated a decade. This is the only the 4th time that has occured (1900's, 1960's, 2010's).
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*Atl/Hou: The Braves by virtue of their new overall rating (44.82) move up one spot to 6th in the N.L. ahead of the Cubs. And give the National League their 51st crown.
The Astros by virtue of their new overall rating (41.71) remain in 12th of the A.L. behind the Cleveland GUARDIANS.
(Overall Ratings Ch 9 Pg. 97)