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Bobby Cox elected to hall of fame

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Former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

The announcement came Monday morning, along with two other nominations. In a press release, The Hall of Fame noted:  "Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and JoeTorre – each of whom rank in the top five on the all-time list of wins as managers – have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Expansion Era Committee".

The release detailed: "Cox, La Russa and Torre were each named on all of the16 electors' ballots, easily clearing the 75-percent level necessary for election. The Expansion Era Committee considered a ballot of six former players, four managers and two executives whose contributions to the game were most significant from 1973 to the present. The Expansion Era Committee held meetings on Sunday in Orlando, Fla., site of Baseball's Winter Meetings. All three electees are living."

After learning the news, Cox told reporters "I'm sure I'll have goosebumps" upon induction.

PHOTOS: Bobby Cox with Good Day Atlanta Host Ron Gant.

Click here to learn more about the induction from the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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