Bobby Cox waves goodbye to the Atlanta fans for the last time after his Braves fell out of the playoffs with a 3-2 loss to the Giants in Game 4 of the 2010 NLDS.
What those eyes have seen
Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox retired following the 2010 season after 42-year career in baseball. He played only two seasons before embarking on an impressive managerial career. After six years as a minor-league manager for the Yankees, he managed in the majors for 32 years, mostly with the Atlanta Braves (1978-1981 and 1990-present). In between he managed for the Toronto Blue Jays (1982-85). He ranks fourth on the all-time mangerial wins list, behind Connie Mack, John McGraw and Tony La Russa. He also holds the all-time major league record for ejections. His Braves won 14 consecutive division titles and he led the Braves to the World Series title in 1995.
Down the line
Bobby Cox is introduced before the game against the Chicago Cubs during his final Opening Day at Turner Field on April 5, 2010 in Atlanta.
One of Cox's best players was starting pitcher Tom Glavine, who was with the Braves from 1987–2002 and came back in 2008. He and Cox won a World Series together in 1995.
I saw it this way
Cox was known for expressing his opinion with umpires. Here he argues with home plate umpire Randy Marsh at Turner Field on April 13, 2005 in Atlanta. As was so often the case, Cox was ejected from the game.
Bobby Cox and coach Fredi Gonzalez (left) celebrate after the Braves defeated the Colorado Rockies to win their 14th consecutive Division title on Sept. 27, 2005 at Turner Field in Atlanta.
Chipper off the old block
Chipper Jones has played his entire career for Bobby Cox. Jones debuted with the Braves in September 1993.
Bobby Cox displays a rare smile before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies during a Opening Day game on April 2, 2007 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
Greg Maddux played for Bobby Cox from 1993 to 2003 and was there for the team's World Series win in 1995. He's shown here handing the ball to Cox during the 1996 World Series against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees defeated the Braves 3-2 to win the series four games to two.
For argument's sake
Bobby Cox argues a balk call made by third base umpire John Hirschbeck in the eighth inning during their game against the Boston Red Sox at Turner Field on June 26, 2009 in Atlanta.
Mickey Mouse operation
Bobby Cox acknowledges the crowd at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on March 31, 2010, prior to the start of his final game at the complex's baseball stadium in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Cox was honored by Disney prior to the Spring Training game. He has trained the Braves each spring at Walt Disney World Resort since the sports complex opened in 1997.
Hey, let's play golf
Bobby Cox greets Manager Lou Piniella of the Chicago Cubs before the Opening Day game at Turner Field on April 5, 2010 in Atlanta. Piniella retired in August.
Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox and Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre talk prior to the start of the game at Dodger Stadium on June 4, 2010 in Los Angeles.
Give him the boot
Bobby Cox is presented with a custom Stetson cowboy hat and custom pair of cowboy boots by Houston Astros manager Brad Mills, left, and Houston Astros hitting coach Jeff Bagwell during pre-game ceremonies at Minute Maid Park on August 10, 2010 in Houston.
Former St. Louis Cardinals player Red Schoendienst and Reds manager Tony LaRussa of the St. Louis Cardinals present a signed photo to Bobby Cox during a pre-game ceremony at Busch Stadium on April 28, 2010.
Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox tips his cap as the Washington Nationals acknowledge his 2,500 career win in a ceremony prior to a baseball game in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010.
Hey, that's me
Manager Bobby Cox of the Atlanta Braves is honored with a painting of himself from ChopTalk, the official monthly magazine of the Braves, before the game against the Florida Marlins at Turner Field on Sept. 29, 2010 in Atlanta.
The Atlanta Braves prepare the field for Bobby Cox Day before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 in Atlanta.
On the bases
First base is adorned with the uniform number 6 of retiring Manager Bobby Cox for the Atlanta Braves before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 in Atlanta.
Turner tuned up
Manager Bobby Cox is honored before the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 in Atlanta.
Lining the field
Members of the Philadelphia Phillies watch the ceremony honoring the career of Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox before the game at Turner Field on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 in Atlanta.
More time with the family
Retiring Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox holds his granddaughter at the tribute to him before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field on Oct. 2, 2010 in Atlanta.
So long, farewell
Retiring Manager Bobby Cox of the Atlanta Braves leaves the field after a ceremony before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field on Oct. 2, 2010 in Atlanta.
Braves' new world
Retiring Manager Bobby Cox is honored before the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field on Oct. 2, 2010 in Atlanta.
One last time?
Cox was ejected from the NLDS Game 2 vs. the Giants at AT&T Park by first base umpire Paul Emmel during the first inning on Oct. 8, 2010 in San Francisco. He was the third manager ejected in the first three days of the postseason.
Bringing in the lefty
Cox replaces Derek Lowe in the seventh inning of Game 4 of the NLDS.
Cox is shown on the jumbotron after the team's 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants in Game 4 of the NLDS. It would be the last time Cox manages a game in the major leagues.
Cox waves to the Atlanta crowd, who stayed long after the game to honor the winningest manager in team history.