FOX Sports South is getting ready to debut three new special episodes of their Emmy Award Winning series DRIVEN. This FOX Sports South original series began in 2012 and have covered the stories of Chipper Jones, Evan Gattis, Steve Spurrier, Danny Ferry, NC State Football, the 2012 Charlotte Bobcats draft, Dr. James Andrews and Hendrick Motorsports.
Now, they are ready to unveil to stories behind the careers of Atlanta Braves legends Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux.
On Thursday, July 17, 2014 FOX Sports South will begin with the story of Maddux at 7PM ET. Followed by Glavine’s story at 8PM ET and then Cox at 9PM ET.
In DRIVEN – Greg Maddux, Maddux’s illustrious rise to become one of the all-time best pitchers is chronicled in the first one-hourDRIVEN episode. The four-time Cy Young Award winner and 355-game winner discusses growing up on Air Force bases and how he and his brother, former Major League Baseball pitcher Mike Maddux, learned to play the game. FOX Sports follows his career from a quick stint in the Minor Leagues to becoming the youngest player in the Majors in 1986 at 20 years old to capping off his tremendous career in 2008. Nicknamed Mad Dog, Maddux also reflects on the impact of the Atlanta Braves “Big Three,” which included Glavine, John Smoltz and himself.
In DRIVEN – Tom Glavine: A Hall of Fame Career, the athletic lefty, who went on to win 305 games in his 22-year career, discusses growing up as a standout baseball and hockey player and eventually choosing to pitch over competing in the NHL. He looks back at his early struggles on the mound to winning his first Cy Young Award during the Braves 1991 “worst to first” season. Glavine went on to pitch one of the best games of his career in Game 6 of the 1995 World Series to help the Braves clinch their lone championship. Glavine gives insight on his leaving the Braves for the New York Mets before the 2003 season and also explains his role during the 1994 baseball strike.
DRIVEN – Bobby Cox: A Hall of Fame Career highlights the dugout general who led the Braves to a major professional sports record of 14 straight division titles. Cox chronicles his path from a star high school athlete to his first managerial job in the New York Yankees minor league system. The former manager also details his first “big break” as the Yankees 1st base coach during their World Series-winning 1977 season, his first stint as a Braves manager from 1978-81 and his years leading the Toronto Blue Jays from 1982-85. Cox opens up about his decision to return to Atlanta during the 1986 season as the team’s General Manager and eventually returning to the dugout in the middle of the 1990 season.DRIVEN relives some of the greatest moments in Cox’s tenure, including the 1991 “worst to first” season and their 1995 World Series victory.
Make sure you set your DVR’s or be on the couch at 7PM and anticipate three great stories.
For a preview, take a look at the below video!
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