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Pete & Jack
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By Pete & Jack:
[Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from “Of Mikes and Men,” the autobiography of long-time Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren, co-written with prize-winning sportswriter Jack Wilkinson. The excerpt comes from a chapter titled “Worst to First.”]
It was the best of times, the worst-to-first of times. Baseball culture in Atlanta changed forever in 1991. It was the greatest season imaginable, the greatest in franchise history and the city’s history. So many things happened that year. It is still considered the greatest season and probably always will be.
It was the year of the Tomahawk Chop, the Chant, the greatest turnaround in baseball history and the greatest World Series ever.
We knew the Braves