When the Atlanta Braves lost both the 1996 and 1999 World Series to the New York Yankees: Now deep into what would be its best decade, to date, as a ball club, the Braves began their '96 series auspiciously. The team earned a 12-1 victory over the Yankees in the first game of the series and a 4-0 victory in game two. Things got worse from there, and the Braves were felled in game six, by the Yankees' four-game winning streak. The '99 series was more cruel. Despite a 10-inning game in the third round of the series, the Braves went out without a single win. Even worse, in both cases: The Yankees were managed by Joe Torre, who had replaced Bobby Cox as the Braves' manager in the early '80s, before Cox returned again in '86.