Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick congratulated the Braves on reaching the World Series.
Atlanta Braves fans have waited 22 years to make it back to the World Series after they were swept by the New York Yankees in 1999. They were oh so close on making it last year, but the Los Angeles Dodgers overcame a 3-1 series deficit to clinch the NL pennant.
One year later, the Braves got their revenge, as their 4-2 victory on Saturday clinched them a berth in the Fall Classic.
Congratulatory messages were pouring in immediately after the win went final. One high-profile name to do so was former Falcons quarterback Michael Vick.
Michael Vick congratulates Braves on reaching World Series
Vick spent the early portions of his playing career in Atlanta after the Falcons selected him with the first overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. In 2004, the quarterback helped lead the Falcons to the NFC Championship Game after defeating the then-St. Louis Rams 47-17 in the Divisional Round. However, they fell short of reaching the Super Bowl, as they lost 27-10 to the Philadelphia Eagles.
In his six years with the Falcons, Vick threw for 11,505 yards, 71 touchdowns and 52 interceptions while completing 53.8-percent of his passes. Additionally, Vick rushed for 3,859 yards and 21 touchdowns on 529 carries.
The city of Atlanta had not seen a championship since 2018 when Atlanta United FC won the MLS Cup. Prior to that, the last time a professional sports team won a title was back in 1995 when the Braves defeated the then-Cleveland Indians in six games in the World Series.
The Braves will look to win their fourth World Series in franchise history, but the Houston Astros stand in their way. Game 1 of the World Series takes place on Tuesday night.