Bobby Cox Speaks with Baseball Hall of Fame After Election to Induction Class of 2014

Bobby Cox, former MLB third baseman and manager, speaks with the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first interview after being elected to the Induction Class of 2014. He talks about getting the call and preparing for the Summer of 2014.

Photo shows Bobby Cox speaking in a 2013 interview with the Baseball Hall of Fame after his induction.

Photo shows Bobby Cox speaking in a 2013 interview with the Baseball Hall of Fame.

In the interview, Cox was asked what it was like getting the phone call that he had been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and what was it like to stand in that room and see the other two guys (Tony LaRussa & Joe Torre) walk in knowing it was the three of you.

Cox told the interviewer, “I got the call from Jane at 8:30 in the morning … she said Bobby, you’re in the Hall of Fame  and I got goosebumps. “You come in hoping with your fingers crossed you’re going to be in the Hall, but I never let myself get too pumped up about it.”  Cox went on to say, “I hope Joe and Tony walk in this room … and they both did.”

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Cox played for played for the New York Yankees and managed the Atlanta Braves from 1978 to 1981 and then managed the Toronto Blue Jays from 1982 to 1985. He was named Manager of the Year four times and is one of only four managers to have won the award in both the American and National League. He is also the only person to have won the award in consecutive years. On May 12, 2007, Cox passed Sparky Anderson to become the fourth-winningest manager in major league history. He led the Braves to a division title every season from 1991 to 2005, excluding the 1994 season. He won a World Series in 1995.

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