Bobby Cox to retire

Bobby Cox will retire as manager of the Atlanta Braves after the 2010 season, ending a career in which he guided the team to 14 consecutive post-season appearances and the 1995 World Series title.

Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox poses for a photo. The Braves say Cox will retire as manager after the 2010 season.

Bobby Cox will retire as manager of the Atlanta Braves after the 2010 season, ending a career in which he guided the team to 14 consecutive post-season appearances and the 1995 World Series title. The 68-year-old, a four-time manager of the year, agreed to a one-year contract extension for 2010, the Braves announced before Wednesday’s game against the New York Mets. He will continue to advise the team in operations after he steps down. A cigar-smoking baseball lifer, Cox managed the Braves from 1978-81, switched to manage the Toronto Blue Jays from 1982-85, then returned to manage Atlanta in 1990.

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