Danny Cox

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Danny Bradford Cox

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Biographical Information[edit]

Danny Cox pitched eleven seasons in the bigs, primarily for the St. Louis Cardinals.

A 13th rounder of the Cards and Marty Maier in 1981, Cox reached the big club in 1983 and hung around until the 1988 season. He helped them win two National League championships and pitched in the 1985 and 1987 World Series, doing better in the former (1.29, 13 strikeouts in 14 innings) than the latter (1-2, 7.71 in 11 2/3 innings). Cox's best season was in 1985, when he turned in an 18-9 record, 2.88 ERA, 4 shutouts and 131 strikeouts in 35 starts to help the Cards reach the World Series. After two years away from the bigs, he was back in 1991 in Philly, seeing action with the Phils, Pirates and Blue Jays as a reliever until 1995. He won a ring out of the Jays 'pen in 1993, though he was rocky in three World Series appearances. Overall, he was 74-75 in 278 career games with a 3.64 ERA

Cox joined the Gateway Grizzlies coaching staff when the team made its Frontier League debut in 2001. He was pitching coach for two seasons before being named manager in 2003. Cox's teams were 197-175 in four seasons (2003-2006), winning the Frontier League championship in 2003. In 2007, he became the coach of a high school in New Athens, IL. He worked with the Springfield Sliders in 2009 and the Lancaster Barnstormers in 2010.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1985)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1985 & 1986)
  • Won a World Series with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1993

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2003 Gateway Grizzlies Frontier League 50-38 4th Independent Leagues League Champs
2004 Gateway Grizzlies Frontier League 56-38 3rd Independent Leagues Lost in 1st round
2005 Gateway Grizzlies Frontier League 49-47 7th Independent Leagues
2006 Gateway Grizzlies Frontier League 42-52 7th Independent Leagues

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