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Friday, 20 October 2006 12:48

Gateway GrizzliesThe Gateway Grizzlies have announced that Danny Cox has stepped down as manager of the Frontier League club. Cox has left the Grizzlies to pursue other opportunities.

Cox has been with the team since its inaugural season. He was hired as the team’s field manager in February 2003, after spending the 2001 and 2002 seasons as the club’s pitching coach.

Cox led the team to a franchise record for wins in each of his first two seasons, including the 2004 season’s 56 regular season wins. He suffered his only losing season at the helm in 2006 when the Grizzlies finished 42-52-1. His 197 wins rank him eighth all-time among Frontier League managers. His 197-175 all-time mark gives him a .530 winning percentage.

"Danny brought the Grizzlies to prominence when he took over,”" Grizzlies Managing Partner Rich Sauget said. “"He completely turned the club around on the field and we are grateful for the time he spent here and proud of the body of work he leaves behind.”"

In 2003, his first as manager, Cox guided the Grizzlies to the franchise’s only Frontier League title. The 2004 team lost in the semi-finals to eventual-champion Rockford. In 2005 the Grizzlies used a 30-21 second-half mark to come within two games of a third consecutive playoff appearance. He is 7-3 all-time in post-season play.

"It has been great working with Danny the past few years,”" Grizzlies General Manager Tony Funderburg said. “"We wish him nothing but the best.”"

Cox joined the Grizzlies after spending 11 seasons in Major League baseball. He spent six of those seasons in a St. Louis Cardinals uniform. The Grizzlies have not decided on Cox’s replacement.

The Grizzlies will begin their seventh season in the Frontier League in May 2007. Full-season and half-season ticket packages are currently on sale, and can be purchased by visiting GCS Ballpark, or calling the Grizzlies office at 618-337-3000.

 
 
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