It’s THE honor bestowed to all who aspire in baseball, and today five more names have been added to the National Baseball Hall of Fame honorees list. Included is Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox. The Veterans Committee made their announcement today.
Cox will be inducted July 28th in Cooperstown, N.Y. According to the Atlanta Journal & Constitution:
Cox, 72, retired after the 2010 season, his 29th as a manager including 25 in two stints with the Braves. Candidates from baseball’s Expansion Era are considered by the Veterans Committee every three years.
Bobby Cox is humbled by the honor:
“They say your life changes when you get elected to the Hall of Fame, and it has,” Cox said after the announcement Monday on the opening day of baseball’s Winter Meetings. “I’ve got goosebumps. It’s the greatest honor we could ever have. Hopefully two guys who helped get me to the Hall of Fame, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, will be inducted as well.”
Glavine, who along with Greg Maddux who are expected to also be enshrined spoke about working with Cox:
Cox had just three basic rules – show up on time, wear your uniform correctly, and play hard. He let players police themselves for the most part, and Glavine said the approach worked.
Well, when you’re well respected and do your job well you should be honored and remembered fondly. It seems Cox has earned it!
Congrats to Bobby Cox!
Your Jersey Girlfriend,