Retired Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Monday.
In 1995, Cox led the Atlanta Braves to the team’s first World Series championship, and has won more than 2,000 games with the Braves. Cox will be inducted on July 27, 2014 in Cooperstown, N.Y. along with fellow retired managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa, and players chosen by the Baseball Writer’s Association of America.
Here’s a look back at some key moments in Bobby Cox’s career with the Braves, including his induction into the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame in 2011:
October 28, 1995: The Braves beat the Cleveland Indians to win the World Series at the Atlanta-Fulton County stadium. This is Atlanta's first major championship. Watch the entire World Series game here (video courtesy of MLB Classics): 1985, 1991, 2004, 2005: Cox is named manager of the year. Cox was named National League Manager of the Year in 2004 and 2005, the first manager to win the award for two consecutive years. Cox is also the only coach to the Manager of the Year in both the American and National leagues. May 12, 2007: Cox becomes 4th most winningest manger in Major League Baseball history, taking the title from Sparky Anderson. (Photo Credit: Wikipedia) June 8, 2009: Cox wins 2,000th game with Atlanta Braves (Photo credit: GPB). September 17, 2010: Cox is ejected for the 158th time in his Major League coaching career during the second inning of a game against the New York Mets. He currently holds the record for most ejections. (Photo Credit: MLB Global) August 12, 2011: Cox is inducted into the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame during a luncheon where his jersey is retired. The Braves also held an on-field ceremony to recognize Cox before their game against the Chicago Cubs. (Video courtesy of MLB.com)