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Biden Praises Braves' 'Unstoppable, Joyful Run' to 2021 Win

President Joe Biden holds up a jersey during an event celebrating the 2021 World Series champion Atlanta Braves, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, in Washington. From left, Braves President of Baseball Operations Alex Anthopoulos, manager Brian Snitker, Biden, and Braves President and CEO Terry McGuirk. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Joe Biden holds up a jersey during an event celebrating the 2021 World Series champion Atlanta Braves, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, in Washington. From left, Braves President of Baseball Operations Alex Anthopoulos, manager Brian Snitker, Biden, and Braves President and CEO Terry McGuirk. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Washington (AP) -- President Joe Biden said Monday the Atlanta Braves will be “forever known as the upset kings of October” for their improbable 2021 World Series win, as he welcomed the team to the White House for a victory celebration.

Biden called the Braves' drive an “unstoppable, joyful run.” The team got its White House visit in with just over a week left before the 2022 regular season wraps up and the Major League Baseball playoffs begin again. The Braves trail the New York Mets by 1.5 games in the National League East but have clinched a wildcard spot for the MLB playoffs that begin Oct. 7. Chief Executive Officer Terry McGuirk said he hoped they’d be back to the White House again soon.