For the Braves, Game 1 of the World Series was one for the books… literally. Their offensive onslaught on Framber Valdez to begin the game set multiple World Series records in the process, beginning with Jorge Soler, who led off the top of the first inning with a home run.
JORGE SOLER WORLD SERIES LEADOFF BOMB FOR AMERICA pic.twitter.com/DuhFxSgRq3
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) October 27, 2021
Yep, that’s the first time a World Series has started with a home run — a pretty incredible feat, considering this is the 117th World Series.
The Braves would add one more run in the first inning, but they would also score in the second and third innings, making them the first team in World Series history to score in the first three innings in Game 1 of a World Series.
The Braves are the first team in World Series history to score in each of the first three innings of Game One. pic.twitter.com/eMcNIsqKrY
— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) October 27, 2021
Of course, the party was halted, temporarily, once it was revealed that Charlie Morton broke his right fibula in the third inning. However, the Braves were still able to win the game, and they now sit just three games away from their first World Series title since 1995.
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