ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves are making Bobby Cox the first manager in franchise history to have his number retired. The Braves announced Tuesday they will honor Cox's No. 6 on Aug. 12 before a home game against the Chicago Cubs.
Cox retired after last season. He is fourth all-time with 2,504 wins, including 2,149 wins in 25 years with the Braves.
Cox's number will become the third the team has retired in three years, following Tom Glavine (47) last year and Greg Maddux (31) in 2009.
The only other Braves players to have their number retired are Hank Aaron (44), Eddie Mathews (41), Dale Murphy (3), Phil Niekro (35) and Warren Spahn (21).