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1991 NLCS: The Braves-Pirates Rivalry Begins

1991 NLCS: The Braves-Pirates Rivalry Begins

For two straight years, the Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates battled in the National League Championship Series. Over the 1991-92 stretch, both teams enjoyed the role of favorite and both teams enjoyed homefield advantage under

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1990 NLCS: The Reds & Pirates Renew An Old Rivalry

1990 NLCS: The Reds & Pirates Renew An Old Rivalry

In the days when the National League was split into just East and West divisions with the winners advancing directly to LCS play, the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates enjoyed a lively postseason rivalry. They

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The Game-By-Game Narrative Of The 1986 NLCS

The Game-By-Game Narrative Of The 1986 NLCS

The New York Mets came into the 1986 NLCS as a 108-win team and the clear favorite to win the World Series. The Houston Astros were a turnaround story under rookie manager Hal Lanier. It

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1983 NLCS: Another Phillies-Dodgers Showdown

1983 NLCS: Another Phillies-Dodgers Showdown

The National League Championship Series was becoming old hat for the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers. They had already played in 1977 and 1978. The Phillies had been here in 1976 and 1980, with

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1982 NLCS: The Cardinals Sweep The Braves

1982 NLCS: The Cardinals Sweep The Braves

The St. Louis Cardinals have become a regular in the National League Championship Series, advancing to this round nine times from 2000-14. The Atlanta Braves would also become an NLCS regular with nine trips of

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