Ozzie makes rare return to Turner Field

Ozzie makes rare return to Turner Field

Ozzie makes rare return to Turner Field
ATLANTA -- Except for a few exhibition games with the White Sox, Ozzie Guillen had never managed at Turner Field before Wednesday. But that hardly meant he was unfamiliar with the place.

The Marlins manager spent two of his final seasons as a player with the Braves, making it to the World Series for the only time in his career in 1999.

The Braves were swept by the Yankees that year, with Guillen getting into three of the games, going 0-for-5.

The shortstop had his most impact with the Braves in the 1998 National League Championship Series, going 5-for-12 against the Padres. But Atlanta lost in six games.

"Bobby Cox, love him," Guillen said of his two seasons with the legendary Braves manager. "Anybody who played for him is lucky."

Guillen, who spent his first 13 Major League seasons with the White Sox, coached three seasons in the National League, two with the Marlins, before taking over as Chicago's manager in 2004. He led the White Sox to the World Series championship the next year.

The only player or coach left from Guillen's time with the Braves is Chipper Jones, who is in his final year.

"I'm glad he is retiring, because now I'm a manager in his division," Guillen said.