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October 4, 2003 wasn’t a great day for the Atlanta Braves. It couldn’t have been worse, as a matter of fact.

They were humiliated by the Cubs who win their first postseason series victory since 1908 when the franchise won the World Series.

In front of a standing-room crowd of 54,357 at Turner Field, Chicago beat the Braves in the deciding Game 5 of the NLDS, 5-1.

Season over! Yikes!

A few Game notes:

  • For the eighth time in franchise history, the Braves played
    a decisive postseason game. They were 4-3 in previous Game 7s or
    Game 5s.
  • Sheffield had another miserable postseason. He went
    2-for-14 against the Cubs after going 1-of-16 in a five-game loss
    to San Francisco last year.
  • Former President Jimmy Carter, an
    avid Braves fan, sat in the box next to the Atlanta dugout.
  • Tiger Woods, who has played golf with Smoltz, attended the game after
    winning the American Express Championship in suburban Atlanta.

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