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Braves’ Cox extends ejection record to 143

MIAMI – Braves manager Bobby Cox extended his major league ejection record to 143 on Wednesday, getting tossed in the fifth inning for arguing ball and strikes during Atlanta’s game against Florida.

Cox disputed a strike call. Home plate umpire Mark Wegner took two steps toward the dugout trying to quiet Cox, then ejected Atlanta’s manager.

Cox bolted from the dugout and screamed at Wegner, then argued as he slowly walked to the clubhouse.

The 67-year-old Cox is in his 27th season as a manager. Hall of Fame manager John McGraw is second in ejections with 131.