Bobby Cox

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Robert Joseph Cox (born May 21, 1941) is an American former professional baseball third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB). He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is a two-time World Series champion. He played for the New York Yankees from 1968 to 1969.

He first led the Atlanta Braves from 1978 to 1981, and then managed the Toronto Blue Jays from 1982 to 1985. He later rejoined the Braves in 1986 as a general manager. Cox retired in 2010.

He holds the all-time record for ejections in Major League Baseball with 158 (plus an additional three post-season ejections.[1]

In 2014, he was added to the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 2019, the International League announced that Cox would be inducted into its hall of fame, noting especially his managerial experience with the Chiefs.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Stiglich, Joe (October 8, 2010). "Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox ejected one more time". The Mercury News. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  2. "International League Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Class" (PDF). International League. Minor League Baseball. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 29, 2019. Retrieved January 29, 2019.