Bobby Cox: Hall of Famer!

Celebrate:  Old #6 is a Hall of Famer!

Winter Meetings start with a bang.

According to multiple media sources, it has been announced this morning in Orlando that the Veterans Committee of baseball’s Hall of Fame unanimously selected former Atlanta manager Bobby Cox for enshrinement into the Hall for next Summer’s ceremonies at Cooperstown, NY.

The candidates on the list for consideration this year included these names.

Dave Concepcion
Bobby Cox
Steve Garvey
Tommy John
Tony LaRussa (also selected for induction)
Billy Martin
Marvin Miller
Dave Parker
Dan Quisenberry
Ted Simmons
George Steinbrenner
Joe Torre (also selected for induction; was a Brave from 1960-68; hit 1st homer in Altanta-Fulton County Stadium; managed Atlanta from 1982-84)

More about each of those candidates can be found here… and at each of the links on their names above (for those who played).

One of our fondest remembrances of Bobby

One of our fondest remembrances of Bobby

Bobby Cox ranks fourth all-time in wins as manager, sporting a 2,504-2,001 record over 29 seasons.  His/our Atlanta Braves won the 1995 World Series over the Cleveland Indians.  The Braves also won five National League pennants in 25 years with the Braves.  He also ran the Toronto Blue Jays for another 4 years.  When Atlanta won its string of 14 division titles from 1991-2005, Bobby was our manager.  Oh, and he also holds the record for most ejections in major league history with 158… not counting 3 more in playoff games.

Now let’s see if the baseball writers will also bring Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine into the Hall at the same time… we’ll know in January.

But for now:  Congratulations to Bobby Cox!

Topics: Atlanta Braves, Bobby Cox, Hall Of Fame, Hof

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  • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

    Absolutely and completely no one, and I mean NO ONE who is more deserving of this honor! Love you Bobby! Congrats on a well-deserved honor.

    • Sealift67

      A class act. Patient with young players. Letting the right guys play
      through slumps. What some folks forget is how good a GM
      he was, bringing in real talent selection, young strong arms
      and gloves. Changed the team’s culture, and it actuated in the
      1990′s. Fortunately his approach to drafting has endured.
      Those of us who suffered through the 70′s and 80′s are forever
      grateful.

  • Alex Rodman

    Actually, tony la Russa was a good manager and had two more World Series championships than Mr. Cox

    • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

      No arguments, but you’ll allow for some bias I assume, from a life-long Braves’ fan? :-)

      • Alex Rodman

        Well, I have some bias, being a life long cardinals fan, so I guess we understand each other.

        • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

          haha. Yeah I’m not a life long cards fan, but I love Tony. No one managed any better.

          • Alex Rodman

            Bobby did good too. 14 division titles in a row? How does anybody be able, except bobby and the Yankees, do that. Mr. Cox is very, very good.

        • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

          We’ll let the Cards’ site crow about their guy. :)

          • Alex Rodman

            Let me guess. Your a braves fan?

          • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

            As a writer for this site and author of the article, YES.

          • Alex Rodman

            Ok.

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Slew of tweets today from people expressing disbelief that Marvin Miller was passed over to HOF selection.

    Personally? No.

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