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Atlanta Braves Finish Off Houston Astros for First World Series Championship Since 1995

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

After Dansby Swanson fielded the final out of the 2021 World Series, a chopper from Yuli Gurriel, he briefly glared at Atlanta Bravesteammate Ozzie Albies. Seconds earlier, Albies had assured Swanson that he would be standing on second base to record Tuesday’s 27th out. When he wasn’t, Swanson had to pivot to complete the most important throw of his life — and maybe that was fitting.

Swanson grew up 20 miles from Atlanta and was raised to love the local baseball team. Before he graduated high school, Freddie Freeman ascended to the major leagues and began to establish himself as one of the sport’s greatest first basemen. They became teammates, helped lead the Braves into another resurgence and grew close through the process.

Read more at ESPN