September 23, 2009

Braves’ manager Cox to retire in 2010

Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox announced Wednesday he will retire following the 2010 season.

Cox, 68, has been Atlanta's manager in two stints (1978-81, 1990-present) and, counting a four-year tenure with the Toronto Blue Jays, has been a manager for 28 seasons.

Bobby and I have been talking about this for some time, General Manager Frank Wren said. We are very excited that Bobby, who is one of the best and most respected managers in the history of baseball, will again be managing our club in 2010. Personally, it has been a true honor and a pleasure to work with such a great manager and leader. Bobby is one of the true icons of our game.

Cox has won 2,408 games overall, placing him fourth on the all-time list and second among active managers, with 14 NL East championships and one World Series title in 1995.