Bobby Cox Biography, Age, Wife, MLB, Managerial career, and Net worth.

Last Updated on August 7, 2022 by Administrator

Bobby Cox Biography

Bobby Cox is an American former professional baseball third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB). From 1978-81 he led the Atlanta Braves and then managed the Toronto Blue Jays from 1982-1985. He holds the all-time record for ejections in Major League Baseball with 158. On the baseball all-time managerial list, he ranks fourth.

Bobby Cox

Bobby Cox Age

He was born Robert Joseph Cox on May 21, 1941, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Bobby Cox Wife | Kids

He is married to Pamela Cox and together they have Six children a son Bobby Cox Jr. and five daughters namely; Keisha Cox, Connie Cox, Kami Cox, Debbie Cox, and Shelly Cox.

Bobby Cox Playing career

He originally signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers but was never able to make the Dodgers’ major league team. He was later acquired by the Braves but never appeared in an MLB game. On December 7, 1967, he was traded to the New York Yankees.

For the Yankees, he played for two seasons mostly at third base.

Bobby Cox Managerial career

From 1974-75 through 1976-77 he managed the Cardenales during three consecutive seasons. He also coached and managed the Yankees minor league system.

New York Yankees farm system

In 1971 he began his managerial career in the Yankees farm system. He led the Syracuse Chiefs to the Governor’s Cup title in 1976. As a minor league manager, he had a highly successful six-year tenure compiling a record of 459 wins and 387 defeats (.543) with two league championships.

In 1977 season he served as the first base coach on Billy Martin’s staff with the World Series-winning Yankees before he began his MLB managerial career.

Atlanta Braves 1978-1981

He replaced Dave Bristol as the manager of the Atlanta Braves before the 1978 season, inheriting a team that had finished last in the league during the previous two seasons. He made one of the unusual moves for which he is best known. He moved power-hitting first baseman-catcher Dale Murphy, who had developed a throwing block as a catcher that hindered his ability to play, to center field.

Dale later won two National League Most Valuable Player Awards and 5 Gold Gloves becoming one of the premier players of the 1980s. The Braves finished fourth with their first record above .500 since 1974.

Toronto Blue Jays 1982-1985

In 1982 he joined the Toronto Blue Jays who steadily improved over the 4 years of his management. The Blue Jays finished in first place in the American League East his fourth season in 1985.

He finished his stint as manager with a record of 292 losses and 355 wins regular season record.

Bobby Cox

Bobby Cox Net worth

He has a net worth of $45 million.

Bobby Cox Managerial record

Team

From

To

Regular season record

Post-season record

G

W

L

Win %

G

W

L

Win %

Atlanta Braves

1978

1981

589

266

323

.452

Toronto Blue Jays

1982

1985

647

355

292

.549

7

3

4

.429

Atlanta Braves

1990

2010

3,269

1,883

1,386

.576

129

64

65

.496

Total

4,505

2,504

2,001

.556

136

67

69

.493

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