Braves give Cox new car, cruise in pregame tribute

By: AP
By: AP

ATLANTA (AP) - Almost 70 former players and coaches are back in
their white Braves home jerseys to honor Bobby Cox.

Cox was given a 2010 Lexus LS460 from the Braves and an 11-night
cruise from his players in a ceremony before Atlanta's game against
the Phillies on Saturday.

Cox is retiring after the season, his 29th as a major league
manager, including 25 with the Braves. The Braves began the day
with a lead in the NL wild-card race.

Former players, including Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, John Smoltz,
Dale Murphy, Phil Niekro, Gary Sheffield and David Justice, gave
Cox a standing ovation. They remained standing as Cox thanked the
fans, his wife, Pam, and his family.

Phillies players applauded and stood on the edge of their dugout
during the ceremony.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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