I’m not much of a baseball fan, but when I do watch the game, I cheer for the hometown Atlanta Braves. And for the past 19 years, Bobby Cox has been their manager. As of yesterday, Cox had 2,408 wins as manager, and is only one of two managers in major league history to have six 100 win seasons. Although he is most known for taking the Braves to the playoffs for 14 consecutive seasons, he also holds the record for most ejections at 159. And, sadly, he will retire after next season.
It was Cox’s second run as manager of the Braves, after leading the team from 1978-1981.
Thinking about the Braves makes me a bit sad these days. With Skip Caray and now Bobby Cox gone, it’s like the Braves I knew don’t exist any more.
Random fact: Chipper Jones has played for Bobby Cox his entire career.