Cox, 77, is best remembered for managing the Braves during their run of 14 consecutive division titles from 1991-2005. He had two stints as the club's manager (1978-81, 1990-2010) and also served as Atlanta's general manager from 1986-90.
Cox took part in the Braves' on-field pregame ceremonies prior to Monday's home opener. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014.
On Wednesday, the Braves provided an update on his condition:
Bobby Cox remains hospitalized after suffering a stroke Tuesday & having surgery. He’s been seeing visitors. GM Alex Anthopoulos said on MLB Network that he saw Bobby today & he was “in as good a spirits as can be.” He’s as tough as they come. So many folks pulling for you, Bobby— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) April 3, 2019
Cox has been able to accept visitors in his hospital room in the Atlanta area. The Cox family has released the following statement, via the Associated Press:
"We want to thank all of you who have sent their well wishes or said a prayer. We know the power of Braves Country and we hope those prayers and positive thoughts continue as Bobby heals. You don't know how much your support means to Bobby and to our family."
And a statement from the Braves organization:
"We know no one stronger or more determined than Bobby Cox. Our thoughts and prayers are with him as he recovers. We look forward to seeing him soon and would like to thank the baseball community for joining together to support our dear friend."