The Braves’ incredible run of 15 straight division titles (1991-2005; minus the 1994 strike season), this 2003 NLDS vs. the Cubs might have been the club’s most memorable NLDS series—even in defeat.
For Game 4 at Wrigley Field, Chipper Jones connected on a pair of two-run homers, covering both sides of the plate. With the 6-4 victory, the Braves staved off elimination on the road and forced a winner-take-all Game 5 at Turner Field.
(Spoiler alert: Chicago would take the series-clincher, 5-1.)
Back to Game 4: Preceding the back-to-back smashes, Chipper was hitting .083 in the Chicago series and struggling mightily; but he rose to the occasion at the optimum time, notching two pressure-packed dingers that will be remembered for decades to come.
As mentioned in the introduction, Jones easily ranks among the top-4 switch-hitters of all time (along with Mickey Mantle, Pete Rose, Eddie Murray), cracking at least 100 homers and batting .300 from both sides.
The Game 4 heroics at Wrigley certainly added to the legend, as well.