ATLANTA - Former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox was one of several candidates named to the Baseball Hall of Fame in expansion era voting Monday.
Cox retired from the Braves in 2010 with 2,504 career wins. Cox served as a manager in Major League Baseball for 29 seasons, including 25 with the Braves. He was just the fourth skipper to win 2,000 games with the same team. Cox led Atlanta to 14 straight division titles from 1991-2005 including a World Series in 1995.
Joe Torre and Tony La Russa are other manager candidates included in the vote. No other candidate received more than 6 votes.
The trio of retired managers was joined on the 12-man ballot by a pair of much-debated figures who died in recent years: New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and pioneering players' union head Marvin Miller.
Induction ceremonies will be held July 27 in Cooperstown, N.Y.