Hot off the presses from the Braves PR Staff:
The winningest manager in Braves franchise history, Cox is in his 26th season as a big-league skipper and his 22nd year at the Braves' helm (1978-81, 1990-present). He owns 2,180 career wins, placing him fifth on the all-time victory list and second among active managers. Cox has recorded 1,825 wins with the Braves and another 355 in four seasons (1982-85) with the Toronto Blue Jays. He and Hall of Fame manager Joe McCarthy are the only two managers in history to post six 100-win campaigns.
"No one is more deserving of this than Bobby Cox and we are very pleased to extend his contract through 2008," Braves Executive Vice President and General Manager John Schuerholz said. "We feel that Bobby is the best manager in the game and his place in baseball history is well-secured. His leadership has helped the Braves to set a very high standard of excellence."
The 65-year-old Cox has guided Atlanta to Major League Baseball's best overall record since 1991 (1,519-1,018). Since then, the Braves have earned 14 division championships, five National League pennants and a World Series title. Cox has guided his clubs to 66 postseason wins - second all-time to New York's Joe Torre (75).
Cox has earned four Manager of the Year awards from the Baseball Writers Association of America and an unprecedented eight Manager of the Year honors from the Sporting News. No other skipper has won the Sporting News award more than three times since the magazine started its balloting in 1936.