The Rome Braves will honor special guest, former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox in a pregame ceremony on June 18th. "We are honored to have Bobby come to Rome and let us recognize his accomplishments," says Rome General Manager Michael Dunn. "He is a Hall of Fame manager and the biggest reason for the Braves success over the years."
Cox spent 29 seasons as a Major League manager with 2,504 wins ranking him fourth all-time. He won 15 division crowns in his career including 14 straight in Atlanta that led to five pennants and a World Championship in 1995. He retired from managing last season and currently works as Special Assistant to the General Manager for the Atlanta Braves.
Fans are encouraged to bring congratulatory posters for the game that night. In addition, fans can make posters on the front plaza before the game. Game time is 7PM with pregame ceremonies beginning at 6:40PM. Gates open at six.