Hall of Famer Bobby Cox, the Atlanta Braves former longtime manager, has been admitted into an Atlanta-area hospital.
Braves manager Brian Snitker told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he reached out to Cox’s family and was “very concerned” but couldn’t share details of his condition.
The 77-year-old Cox was admitted with undisclosed medical issues on Tuesday.
MLB.com’s Mark Bowman reported that Cox had “suffered a possible stroke.”
Thoughts and prayers for Bobby Cox, who suffered a possible stroke this afternoon https://t.co/7UfUxtqYIb
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) April 3, 2019
On Monday, Cox wore a Braves jersey while shouting “play ball!” before the first pitch of Atlanta’s home opener against the Chicago Cubs.
“Let’s get ready to play some Braves baseball.”
— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) April 1, 2019
In response to the news of his hospitalization, many offered their support and prayers for the legendary manager.
— Andruw Jones (@andruwjones25) April 3, 2019
Hang tough, Bobby Cox. @680TheFan You are in my thoughts & prayers.
— buck belue (@buckbelue8) April 3, 2019
— Mark Bradley (@MarkBradleyAJC) April 3, 2019
My heart can’t take any bad news about our beloved Bobby Cox. Please, God, love and keep him. #6
— Jolie Rose Powell (@powelljolie) April 3, 2019
Cox ranks fourth all-time with 2,504 wins in 29 years as a manager, including 25 years in two stints with the Braves and four years with Toronto.
He led the Braves to 14 straight division titles from 1991 to 2005, including the 1995 World Series title.
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