Jubilation Hits Atlanta as Braves Win 1995 World Series Behind David Justice and Tom Glavine

Atlanta wins the 1995 World Series, as the Braves pile up
Atlanta wins the 1995 World Series, as the Braves pile up /

It's finally happened, Atlanta.

After years of close calls and Sid Bream slides, your Braves are finally the World Champions.

It didn't take an avalanche of hits, or a cavalcade of brilliant maneuvers. It was as simple as Tom Glavine rocking the Indians to sleep, as David Justice's singular blast provided all the margin Bobby Cox would need to forever cement his legacy as one of the game's greats.

Let's not mince words here: Every man on Atlanta's 25-man roster brought this glory to the city, but Tom Glavine's start in this clincher was as close to perfect as a World Series participant's been since the days of Don Larsen. Glavine allowed a single hit in eight brilliant innings, a Tony Peña single leading off the sixth, which was neutralized by a bad bunt attempt from pitcher Jim Poole. He used an expanded strike zone to perfection. Bottom line? He controlled the narrative, like future Hall of Famers should.

Speaking of the sixth inning, David Justice took the momentum and ran with it, socking a solo homer for the ages leading off the frame.

Game. Over.

Mark Wohlers came on to save the ninth, and preserved the sweat beads -- instead, he went 1-2-3, securing victory expediently, and setting the celebration into overdrive.

You did it, Atlanta. This is one for the ages. Never forget where you were on this night.