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Remember This Old Bobby Cox McDonalds Commercial?

Funny and Happy

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.


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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.

Happy Friday!


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Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.

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