Former Braves manager Bobby Cox suffers possible stroke

ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action News has learned that legendary Atlanta Braves player and manager Bobby Cox has suffered a possible stroke.

Channel 2 sports director Zach Klein confirmed the news through close sources late Tuesday night. This comes just one day after Cox attended the Braves home opener at SunTrust Park.

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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 

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).

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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.

The Associated Press and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution contributed to this article.