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.


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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