Legendary Braves manager and Baseball Hall of Famer Bobby Cox attended the team's home opener Monday night. Cox reportedly has been hospitalized due to a stroke. Curtis Comptonfirstname.lastname@example.org
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 01: A general view of the flyover during the National Anthem prior to the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs on April 01, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)17
ATLANTA - Channel 2 Action News has learned that legendary Atlanta Braves player and manager Bobby Cox has suffered a possible stroke.
Sources told Klein that Cox was home alone Tuesday afternoon and went to a neighbor's house when he wasn't feeling well.
Channel 2 Action News is following this developing story and will have updates throughout the day on Channel 2 Action News
Breaking: Hall of Fame Braves manager Bobby Cox was taken to a hospital after suffering a possible stroke. Please keep Bobby in your thoughts and prayers 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/1MaXqtlkFJ— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) April 3, 2019
Braves manager Brian Snitker told The Associated Press on Wednesday morning that he had reached out to Cox’s family and was “very concerned.” He said he couldn’t share details of his condition. The team has not revealed Cox’s medical status.
Cox served 25 years as the team’s manager. He has been considered the ultimate players' manager.
He rooted hard for his men from the dugout, and they played hard for him on the field. Cox retired from the Braves in 2010.
In 2014, he received baseball's highest award. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, along with two of his big three starting pitchers, Greg Maddux and Tommy Glavine.
Cox led the Braves to 14 consecutive division titles from 1991-2005, including the World Series championship in 1995. Over his career, he managed 4,505 games and compiled a 2,504-2,001 record (.556).
Cox was a four-time manager of the year, winning in both the National and American Leagues.
Cox has served in a front office position with the Braves following his retirement.
Braves Freddie Freeman says he’s been praying and knows Bobby Cox will fight through this.— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) April 3, 2019
Then jokes Bobby probably arguing with doctors and will get kicked out of hospital pic.twitter.com/NEJXTBsjyA
Thoughts and prayers out to skipper 🙏🏻 https://t.co/A9Ja8Z5QdN— Ender Inciarte (@enderinciartem) April 3, 2019
Prayers up this morning for the Skipper!!!— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) April 3, 2019
The Associated Press and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution contributed to this article.
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