Cox 10 wins away from 2,500

Bobby Cox has a lot to look forward to as he enters the final month of the 2010 regular season. A hot pennant race will culminate with a three-game series in Atlanta against the Phillies. There is the potential to meet those same Phillies in the National League Championship Series. The Braves have a great chance to reach the World Series and win one for the first time since 1995. But with a record of 2,490-1,985, Cox has two potential milestones to look forward to as well.

Cox needs 10 wins to become only the 4th manager to reach 2,500. Connie Mack, John McGraw, and Tony LaRussa are the only managers to do it. On the other side of that, he needs 15 losses to get 2,000. Only 4 managers have done that too. LaRussa has 2,278 losses. Atlanta has 30 games left. The Braves would have to play .500 ball the rest of the way for him to get 2,000 losses, so don't count on that happening. But 10 more wins is all but a certainty. When he reaches this milestone, he will be only the second manager in baseball history to have 2,500 wins with less than 2,000 losses.

So Braves fans, keep an eye out for that 2,500th win! Go Braves!

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