By Evan Brunell
Cox retired after the 2010 season following 25 total years managing, four of which were in Toronto. He ranks fourth on the all-time managerial list with 2,504 wins which tops the franchise list for Atlanta. His 2,149 wins are miles ahead of Frank Selee, who had 1,0004 victories from 1890-1901 as skipper of the Boston Beaneaters.
Cox's number will be the seventh number retired by the organization, not including Jackie Robinson's No. 42, which was retired by every team in baseball. Cox will be just the second single-digit number retired by the Braves, who also have Dale Murphy's No. 3 retired, which Cox managed. The remaining list holds three other players Cox personally managed in Tom Glavine (No. 47), Greg Maddux (No. 31) and Phil Niekro (No. 35). The final retired numbers are held by No. 44's Hank Aaron, No. 41's Eddie Mathews and No. 21's Warren Spahn.
"Bobby Cox exemplifies the Braves organization," Braves president John Schuerholz said. "Inducting him into our Hall of Fame and retiring his legendary number 6 is fitting recognition for a man who has done so much for our organization, our great game, and the city of Atlanta."For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.