ATLANTA (AP) — Hall of Famer manager Bobby Cox was able to accept visitors in his Atlanta-area hospital room on Wednesday, one day after the longtime Braves skipper suffered a stroke.
Snitker gets 2-year extension; managed Braves to playoffs
ATLANTA (AP) — Brian Snitker has a two-year contract for only the second time in his 43 years with the Braves.
It's little wonder that Snitker, who turns 63 on Wednesday, said Monday he never assumed he'd be asked to return as manager even after leading Atlanta to a surprise NL East division title and its first playoff berth since 2013.
2 incumbent state House members lose in primaries
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two state House incumbents lost their re-election bids in South Carolina's primaries.
Phyllis Henderson lost her bid for a fifth term in her Greenville County district in Tuesday's Republican primary to businessman and Army veteran Bobby Cox.
The other incumbent to lose was state Rep. MaryGail Douglas, who was beaten for the Democratic nomination in a district that is anchored in Fairfield County by Fairfield County School Board member Annie McDaniel.
HINTON, W.Va. (AP) — For much of Bobby Cox's life, two weekends in October in his hometown of Hinton have been devoted to Railroad Days.
The festival brings in thousands of visitors who travel in by antique rail car from Huntington to the city at the confluence of three rivers that was once a central hub for the C&O Railroad in southern West Virginia.
"People look forward to Train Days," Cox said. "Even myself, I look forward every year for it."
A new hope for Hilltop Cemetery
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Looking over Hinton, the Hilltop Cemetery provides a panoramic view through the bare trees of the old railroad town and the river junction that led to its creation.
As he walked over the leaf-covered graves, Bobby Cox called out the names and occupations of Hinton's past: Flanigans, merchants, Pecks, doctors, Millers, a judge, Parkers, who owned the city's first opera house, alongside the Waldos, Plumleys, Skaggs and Jordans.
Al Kaline, a previous veterans-committee voter, won't be on the panel that determines Alan Trammell's fate Hall-of-Fame later this week.
But several of Trammell's 1980s contemporaries are on the 16-member, Modern Era committee, which could give the former Tigers shortstop a boost. Among his peers on the panel are George Brett, Rod Carew, Dennis Eckersley, Don Sutton, Dave Winfield and Robin Yount.
Brett, Carew on Hall committee that picks new members Sunday
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Fame players George Brett, Rod Carew, Dennis Eckersley, Don Sutton, Dave Winfield and Robin Yount will be on the 16-man committee that decides Sunday if anyone formerly passed over for Cooperstown will now get elected.
It’s status quo for the time being when it comes to Indiana High School Bowling.
The talk amongst coaches and parents last week at the Lakeshore Conference meets in Hobart was whether high school bowling was on the verge of becoming a Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) sanctioned after being a club sport funded and run by the Indiana Bowling Centers Association (IBCA) since 1999.
Citadel graduate skydives into his campaign for a South Carolina Statehouse seat
A Citadel graduate and former U.S. Army Ranger took a leap of faith Friday by literally jumping into South Carolina politics.
"I announced it the way an Airborne Ranger should, by skydiving into the event," Bobby Cox wrote on his Facebook page. "I'm not afraid to jump out of a perfectly good aircraft and I’m certainly not afraid to take on the problems of our state with bold, new leadership."
Ex-Army Ranger jumps out of plane, into S. Carolina politics
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Army Ranger is jumping - literally - into South Carolina politics.
Bobby Cox announced his candidacy on Friday as a candidate for a state House seat in the state's conservative Upstate. Before taking the podium to discuss his candidacy during an event in Greenville, the Republican hopeful jumped out of a plane with the U.S. Army Special Forces Association Parachute Team.
ATLANTA — The 2017 Atlanta Braves didn’t have to look hard for reminders of a winning past. The brass brought out the good stuff Friday night for the opener at Sun Trust Park, the Braves’ $672 million new home just outside the I-285 perimeter in Cobb County.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves leaned heavily on some of the biggest names from their past to help open their new park.
The first pitch before Friday night's opener at SunTrust Park was delivered from one Hall of Famer, Hank Aaron, to another, Bobby Cox.
Indy Metropolitan withdraws from boys basketball tourney
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Metropolitan High School has pulled out of the boys' state basketball tournament after self-reporting multiple rules violations.
Chip Jones, who announces LaPorte High School games on WLOI/WCOE, was named the 2016-17 IHSAA Distinguished Media Service Award winner for District 1.
Braves Hall of Famer Tom Glavine sells out Riverdogs Hot Stove Banquet
The Charleston Riverdogs will welcome Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Glavine to the team’s annual Hot Stove Banquet and Auction on Friday.
The event will start at 6 p.m. in the Charleston Marriott Crystal Ballroom. Tickets for the event sold out Thursday afternoon.
Glavine, who spent nearly 17 seasons with the Atlanta Braves, and five seasons with the New York Mets, will join a very prestigious list of keynote speakers for the banquet.
R.A. Dickey was won over by an Atlanta Braves sales team that included two Hall of Famers, including a fellow knuckleballer.
The former Met Dickey said he knew the Braves would be a good fit after meeting in Nashville, Tenn. with a group that included manager Brian Snitker, general manager John Coppolella and two Hall of Famers — former manager Bobby Cox and knuckleballer Phil Niekro.
RA Dickey agrees to $8M deal with Braves
ATLANTA (AP) — R.A. Dickey was won over by an Atlanta Braves sales team that included two Hall of Famers, including a fellow knuckleballer.
Dickey said he knew the Braves would be a good fit after meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, with a group that included manager Brian Snitker, general manager John Coppolella and two Hall of Famers — former manager Bobby Cox and knuckleballer Phil Niekro.