Former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Oct 4, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves former manager Bobby Cox (left) walks off the field with pitcher Tim Hudson after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch of game two of the National League divisional series playoff baseball game at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

After a 29-year managerial career that featured the one and only professional sports championship in Atlanta history, Bobby Cox has been unanimously elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Cox’s selection was simply a matter of time, but it’s fantastic to see that Bobby was a unanimous choice. For reference on his accomplishments, here’s a short list.

  • #4 all-time in managerial wins at 2,504 in just 29 seasons.
  • 16 playoff appearances, including 14 consecutive division titles with the Braves
  • 5 National League Pennants
  • 1 World Series (2005)

We could go on and on with an extended list of his fantastic work, but there is a real argument that Bobby Cox was the “face” of the new-era Braves that rose from the ashes to become the class of the National League, and he has been a central member of any Braves fan’s life for 25+ years. Hopefully, Bobby will be joined by Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine in short order, but in any case, he is a more than deserving choice for the Hall of Fame.

Fittingly, Cox was openly campaigning for both of “his guys” to join him in the 2014 class:

That says all you need to know about Bobby Cox. He’s one of the greatest Braves of all-time, and now, a Hall of Famer.

Topics: Atlanta Braves, Bobby Cox

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