If you are a baseball fan, it is hard to not be a fan of Bobby Cox.
Cox is best known for his time on the bench as manager of the Atlanta Braves. Sadly, he has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.
Fighting for His Life
According to reports, Cox suffered his stroke on April 3.
The ailment was not widely reported, as the family apparently wanted to keep things quiet to allow Cox to recover.
In fact, neither Cox or any of his representatives have even commented on his condition at this time.
Brian Snitker, who is the current manager of the Braves, let it slip earlier in the week, though.
Snitker stated that Cox was working hard on his recovery and mentioned plans to visit the former manager.
Hall of Famer
When it came time for Bobby Cox to be considered for the Hall of Fame, it was a slam-dunk for voters.
Cox actually had two tenures with Atlanta, the second being far more successful than the first.
He first managed the Braves from 1978-81. During that time, he had only one winning season.
After a brief stint with the Blue Jays, the Braves brought Cox back and enjoyed a historic run.
In his 21 seasons from 1990 to 2010, Bobby Cox had only three losing seasons.
From 1991 to 1999, Cox led the team to five World Series’ appearances, winning it all in 1995.
Even though he continued to win, Cox was never able to get the Braves back to the Series after the 1999 season.
Cox’s lifetime record of 2504-2001, along with his five pennants and one championship, rank him among the best to have ever skippered a baseball team.
Bobby Cox is currently fourth on the all-time win list, trailing only Tony LaRussa (2,728), John McGraw (2,763), and all-time leader Connie Mack (3,731).
Get well soon, Bobby. Baseball and its fans need you back!