Today, the Veterans Committee elected managers Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa, and Joe Torre to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The managerial triumvirate will be inducted next July.
La Russa, Cox, and Torre rank third, fourth and fifth on the all-time managerial wins list (2728, 2504, and 2326 wins respectively). Only Connie Mack and John McGraw can claim more wins from the dugout.
Cox led the Atlanta Braves to 14 consecutive divisional titles (three in the NL West and 11 in the NL West), five NL pennants, and one World Series title in 1995. He also took the Toronto Blue Jays to their first AL East pennant in 1985. Cox was ejected a record 158 times in his career, but will probably go nine in Cooperstown when he shares the stage with Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine who anchored his Braves starting rotations with five NL Cy Youngs between them while in Atlanta.