Special to SEGAZINE
Former Atlanta Braves skipper Bobby Cox was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. by the shrine’s Veteran’s Committee.
Cox enters the hall with fellow ex-managers Tony La Russa and Joe Torre.
“Cox skippered the Braves and Blue Jays for 29 seasons, leading his teams to 15 first-place finishes. From 1991-2005, Cox led the Braves to 14 straight seasons where they finished in playoff position,” the hall said. “The Braves won five National League pennants and the 1995 World Series under Cox, who finished with 2,504 victories – the fourth-best total of all time. He won the BBWAA’s Manager of the Year Award four times.”