ALUMNI REPORT: COX
This week’s edition of the alumni report focuses on Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox who played for the 1970 Chiefs and then managed in Syracuse from 1973-76.
Cox tied a Major League record on Saturday after being ejected for the 131st time in his career. Cox tied Hall of Fame Manger John McGraw who had 14 of his 131 ejections as a player while Cox was never ejected as a Major League Player.
Interestingly enough Cox was ejected by Chad Fairchild who is normally an umpire in the Internationally League but is one of the select few umpires who are promoted to the Majors when regular umpires are on vacation.
In other alumni news if you happen to watch the Yankees series versus the Giants this weekend you probably saw infielder Luis Figueroa and pitcher Vinnie Chulk who both played in Syracuse last year.
Figueroa signed with the Giants as a Minor League free agent this off-season and was promoted to the big club on June 18th after hitting .310 for Triple-A Fresno. For the Giants he has appeared in 6 games and is 1-5 at the plate.
Chulk was traded to the Giants last year along with Shea Hillenbrand in exchange for current Jays closer Jeremy Accardo. Vinnie registered the victory in the extra innings game on Saturday and is now 3-2 with a 2.76 ERA in 33 appearances this season.