Here’s a by the numbers look at some of Marquis Grissom’s key stats during the Braves’ 1995 World Series championship season:
.258: Batting average
12: Home runs
42: Runs batted in
29: Stolen bases
Grissom took his performance to another level during the 1995 postseason:
.524: Batting average in NLDS vs. Rockies
.360: Batting average in World Series in Indians
25: Hits in 65 at-bats
Grissom, a graduate of the former Lakeshore High in Fulton County who played college baseball at Florida A&M, batted .272 and had 429 stolen bases in a 17-year major league career that ended in 2005.
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