Did you know that Bobby Cox played in only 220 games at the Major League level, before beginning his career as a manager? It’s true.
His career slash line was just .225/.310/.309 with 9 HRs in 719 plate appearances. But, as we know, you don’t have to be much of a player to be an awesome manager.
Cox, for example, is a two-time World Series Champion (1977, 1995) and four-time manager of the year (1985, 1991, 2004, and 2005), is a member of the Hall of Fame and ranks fourth on baseball’s all-time managerial wins list – he’s even had his uniform #6 retired by the Atlanta Braves. So, yeah, he’s done just fine for himself.
He also holds the all-time record for ejections in Major League Baseball with 158 (plus three post-season ejections!), but that seems besides the point.
But managers didn’t used to make what they do now a days, so in the middle of that Hall of Fame career, Cox broke out and did a little acting on the side.
Take a look at his McDonalds/Blue Jays commercial from 1985, I get a kick out of it:
#HelpingKidsCheat … I’m lovin’ it
Did you know the answers to the trivia questions before being helped by Cox? Also, I’ve never heard that McDonald’s jingle before. I’m just learning so much today. I love it.