Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A belated congratulation is extended to Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox. Bobby recently won his 2000th game as a manager of the Braves over 2 stints in Atlanta. He also has over 350 wins from with his time leading the Blue Jays in the mid 80’s. Cox managed the Braves through their historic run of 14 consecutive division titles and guided then to a World Series Title. Bobby is clearly a players coach, hence him being able to have such longevity with one team. If nothing else he will stand up for his team and its players as he holds the all-time record for ejections in Major League Baseball with 145.

Cox currently ranks 4th on the Baseball All-time Managerial Wins list behind only Connie Mack 3,731, John McGraw 2,763 and Tony La Russa 2,500 and just above Joe Torre. Bobby has been named Manager of the Year four times (1985, 1991, 2004, and 2005) and is one of only four managers to have won the award in both the American and National League.

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