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
- 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.