“Bobby Cox exemplifies the Braves organization,” team president John Schuerholz said. “Inducting him into our Hall of Fame and retiring his legendary No. 6 is fitting recognition for a man who has done so much for our organization, our great game and the city of Atlanta.”
Cox’s number will become the third the team has retired in three years, following Tom Glavine (47) last year and Greg Maddux (31) in 2009.
The only other Braves players to have their number retired are Hank Aaron (44), Eddie Mathews (41), Dale Murphy (3), Phil Niekro (35) and Warren Spahn (21).
Mathews, the third baseman who hit 512 home runs, was 149-161 as the Braves‘ manager from 1972-74.