The Braves were beaten 4-2, including three straight reverses, in the race for the National League pennant and were denied a third successive trip to the World Series, which opens in Toronto tomorrow.
Mitch Williams, who was 2-0 with two saves in the National League Championship Series, said: 'They've been calling us gypsies, tramps and thieves. Now they can call us National League champions. I've never pitched to win a championship before. It was a trip.'Reuse content