Banquet honors former Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Less than 50 tickets remain for the 7th Annual Hot Stove Banquet that features recently-retired Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox.

The event will be held on Jan. 28 at The Citadel's McAlister Field House. Cox, the fourth-winningest manager in baseball history, has been named Manager of the Year four times (1985, 1991, 2004 and 2005) and is one of only four managers to have won the award in both the American and National League.

He is also the only person to have won the award in consecutive years. Cox has also been named Manager of the Year by The Sporting News eight times (1985, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005).

The Hot Stove Banquet is an annual collaboration between the Charleston RiverDogs and The Citadel to whet the appetite of Charleston area baseball fans.

Previous speakers for the Hot Stove Banquets were former New York Yankees Bobby Richardson and John Blanchard, Jim Bouton and Tommy John, former Brave and current Texas Ranger Jeff Francoeur, Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry and one the most popular Braves star, Dale Murphy.

The reception begins at 6 pm with the dinner starting at 7 pm.  Tickets are $65 per person and include dinner and beverages. Tables with preferred seating for eight individuals are available for $500.

Proceeds benefit The Citadel Baseball program and the MUSC's Storm Eye Institute, the RiverDogs' primary charity. The event is sponsored for the fourth consecutive year by Tom McQueeney State Farm Insurance.

For individual tickets and additional information, please contact the RiverDogs at (843) 577-DOGS (3647).  Tickets may also be purchased online at

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