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1996 World Series matched the defending champion Atlanta Braves
against the New York Yankees, with the Yankees winning in six
games, despite being outscored 26-18, to capture their first
championship since 1978, and their 23rd overall. The Yankees became
the third team to win a World Series after dropping Games 1 and 2
at home, following the 1985 Kansas City Royals and the 1986 New
York Mets. They also became the first team since the 1981 Los
Angeles Dodgers to win four straight games after dropping the first
two. Game 5 was the final game to be played at Atlanta-Fulton
County Stadium. Atlanta became the first city to host the World
Series and the Olympics in the same year and Atlanta-Fulton County
Stadium became the first stadium to host baseball in an Olympics
and the World Series in the same year
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