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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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1987 NLCS: The First Cards-Giants October Battle

1987 NLCS: The First Cards-Giants October Battle

In the 21st century, the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants are arguably baseball’s two pre-eminent franchises. They’ve combined for seven National League pennants and four World Series titles. On three occasions (2002, 2012

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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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