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Braves' Cox passes Sparky Anderson in managing wins

| Sunday, May 13, 2007

Atlanta's Bobby Cox moved past Sparky Anderson into fourth place in career managerial victories when the Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-2 on Saturday night, Cox's 2,195th victory in the majors.

Cox has a 2,195-1,698 record in 26 seasons with the Braves and Toronto Blue Jays. Cox was managing his 3,896th game, counting three ties. Anderson, the former Reds and Tigers manager, needed 4,030 games to reach 2,194.

Connie Mack is the career leader with 3,731 victories in a record 53 seasons, or nearly 1,000 more than John McGraw (2,763). Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is third with 2,311 going into Saturday night's game in San Diego.

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