ATLANTA -- Braves Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox was taken to an Atlanta-area hospital Tuesday after suffering a possible stroke.
A source confirmed WSB-TV’s report that Cox remains hospitalized. Specifics about his condition were not revealed.
The Cox family released a statement on Wednesday:
“We want to thank all of you who have sent their well wishes or said a prayer. We know the power of Braves Country and we hope those prayers and positive thoughts continue as Bobby heals. You don’t know how much your support means to Bobby and to our family.”
Cox participated in the pregame ceremonies before the Braves’ home opener against the Cubs on Monday night. He served as the Braves manager from 1978-81, and again from 1990-2010. His second tenure was highlighted by 14 consecutive division championships (1991-2005), five NL pennants and one World Series title.
The Braves also sent their thoughts about Cox: “We know no one stronger or more determined than Bobby Cox. Our thoughts and prayers are with him as he recovers. We look forward to seeing him soon and would like to thank the baseball community for joining together to support our dear friend.”