Cox reaches 2,500 wins for career

Washington – It took him four tries but Bobby Cox finally won his 2,500th game Saturday to become only the fourth manager in history to reach that milestone.

He is 2,500-1,998-3 in 29 years as manager, including 25th with the Braves. Only Connie Mack (3,731), John McGraw (2,763), and Tony La Russa (2,631) had reached 2,500.

“I didn’t think I’d ever live that long, let alone win that many,” said Cox, 69, who is trying to lead the Braves into the postseason before retiring at the end of the season.

Cox had been reminded of the upcoming milestone recently by Braves public relations director Brad Hainje but had forgotten by Saturday when he tried to throw away the lineup card. Pitching coach Roger McDowell stopped him.

“It’s another unattainable goal that Bobby sets for other managers,” Chipper Jones said. “That’s more games that I’ve played in my career and he’s won that many. That says enough right there.”

Jones, 38, has played 2,261 games in his 17-year career.

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MWC

September 25th, 2010
6:36 pm

Here’s hoping he can get a few more before the season’s over. I’m not feeling it…

Jeff Garner

September 25th, 2010
7:44 pm

It grosses me out to see Bobby Cox pick his nose during the Braves games. Anybody else find that crude?

John E

September 26th, 2010
7:02 am

Congrats, Bobby! I’ve been waiting for awhile for him to reach that milestone. It’s an incredible feat, but this season is going to end on a very disappointing note if the Braves don’t make the playoffs.

Juliane

September 6th, 2013
7:30 am

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