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.
Tony LaRussa (also selected for induction)
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).
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.