Braves Chart of the Day: April 30, 2009

It’s an off day, so today’s chart is based on more of a big-picture view.  It’s Bobby Cox’s win percentage by year during his current tenure as the Braves’ manager.  I left off 1990 because he took over mid-season.  The win totals (on the right) for 1994-95 would be off a little because of the strike-shortened seasons.  You can just ignore the legend at the bottom, since it makes zero sense.

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Bobby has won Manager of the Year four times (three with Atlanta) and is fourth on the all-time wins list, behind Connie Mack, John McGraw, and Tony LaRussa.  He has the 15th-highest winning percentage of all managers who have managed at least 10 seasons, and the second-highest among active managers (behind Ken Macha).

For what it’s worth, he also had three future Hall of Fame starting pitchers during their primes, a future Hall of Fame third baseman, and a possible Hall of Fame pitching coach.

I don’t remember the Braves before Bobby Cox, and they’re not going to look the same after he finally hangs it up.

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