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Atlanta Braves Visit Joe Biden, White House to Celebrate 2021 World Series Win

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 26, 2022

US President Joe Biden is presented an Atrlanta Braves jersey in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 26, 2022, as he hosts a celebration for the Braves following their 2021 World Series championship. On right is Braves chairman Terry McGuirk. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
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The comeback story for the 2021 Atlanta Braves ended up all the way in the White House.

President Joe Biden welcomed the reigning World Series champions to the White House on Monday and praised the team for "one of history's greatest turnarounds."

President Biden @POTUS

I was honored to host the 2021 World Series Champion Atlanta Braves at the White House today.<br> <br>One of history’s greatest turnarounds, their first title in 26 years didn't come easy. But I know in Georgia, you show up when it counts.<br> <br>They kept the faith. Congrats, fellas. <a href="https://t.co/3a1s5MZEvH">pic.twitter.com/3a1s5MZEvH</a>

The White House @WhiteHouse

Today, President Biden welcomed the Atlanta Braves to the White House to celebrate their 2021 World Series championship. <a href="https://t.co/gmJolW17uh">pic.twitter.com/gmJolW17uh</a>

Aamer Madhani and Colleen Long of the Associated Press noted Biden added the Braves will be "forever known as the upset kings of October" and called their bounce-back efforts last year an "unstoppable, joyful run."

Atlanta was under .500 in August but managed to turn its season around, reach the playoffs and then dispatch the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers in October. It faced the Houston Astros in the World Series and won that matchup in six games.

Jorge Soler was the World Series MVP.

The Braves will once again be in the playoffs in 2022, although it remains to be seen whether they will be a wild-card team or the National League East champions. They are 1.5 games behind the New York Mets in the division race and face their rivals in a crucial three-game series at home starting Friday.

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