ATLANTA -- Greg Maddux, Gary Sheffield, Fred McGriff and David Justice are among the former Braves players who are expected to be present for the Bobby Cox tribute
that will precede Saturday afternoon's game against the Phillies.
The Braves have requested that fans be in their seats Saturday by 3 p.m. ET. Chipper Jones is expected to serve as one of the speakers during the on-field pregame ceremony that will honor Cox, who began his managerial career as the Braves' skipper in 1978.
After concluding a four-year stint as the Blue Jays' manager, Cox returned to Atlanta at the end of the 1985 season to serve as the Braves' general manager. He began his current tenure as their manager midway through the 1990 season.