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This Day in Georgia History

October 20, 1996

Jones Youngest to Homer in World Series

Playing in New York, the Atlanta Braves embarrassed the Yankees in the opening game of the World Series with a 12-1 win. In his first at-bat, 19-year-old Andruw Jones hit a home run to become the youngest player to homer in the history of the World Series. During his second at-bat, Jones hit another home run to become the second player to hit back-to-back home runs in his first appearance in the World Series.