• Legendary Braves manager Bobby Cox is now walking following stroke

    By: Zach Klein

    Updated:

    ATLANTA - Channel 2 Action News has learned that legendary former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox is making improvements after suffering a stroke earlier in the month.

    Sources close to Cox confirmed to Channel 2 sports director Zach Klein that he has been moved from his original hospital to another facility.

    [PHOTOS: Bobby Cox through the years]

    Cox was rushed to a Cobb County hospital on April 3 when he suffered a stroke.

    Sources told Klein that the MLB Hall of Fame manager has regained feeling on the right side of his body and is able to walk with the assistance of a cane.

    Klein said Cox has not regained the ability to speak but said he is making progress every day. Klein learned that Cox is rehabbing and has a long road ahead.

    Cox served for 25 years as the team’s manager. He has been considered the ultimate players' manager.

    [READ: Support, prayers pouring in for former Braves manager Bobby Cox after stroke]

    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.

    [PHOTOS: Bobby Cox attends Braves 2019 home opener]

    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).

    [PHOTOS: Bobby Cox's career in Atlanta]

    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.

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