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Bruce Bochy

San Francisco Giants — No. 15
Catcher / Manager
Born: April 16, 1955 (1955-04-16) (age 54)
Landes De Boussac, France
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
July 19, 1978 for the Houston Astros
Last MLB appearance
October 4, 1987 for the San Diego Padres
Career statistics
Batting average     .239
Home runs     26
Runs batted in     93
Teams

As Player

As Manager

Career highlights and awards
  • 1996 NL Manager of the Year

Bruce Douglas Bochy (born April 16, 1955 in Landes de Boussac, France) is the manager of the San Francisco Giants. Prior to joining the Giants on October 27, 2006 [1], Bochy had been the manager of the San Diego Padres for twelve seasons. Bochy is the only former Padre player to serve as the team's manager. He led the Padres to four of the five postseason appearances in their history, winning division titles in 1996, 1998, 2005, and 2006. In 1998, he led the Padres to their first National League pennant in 14 years, where they lost to the New York Yankees in the World Series.

In 1996, Bochy was named the NL Manager of the Year. He won over 900 games as manager of the Padres - the most in team history - despite often being saddled with low-budget squads.

As a catcher, Bochy played with the Houston Astros (1978–80), New York Mets (1982) and San Diego Padres (1983–87). In 802 career at-bats, he hit .239 with 26 home runs. He was the backup to Terry Kennedy when the Padres won their first NL pennant in 1984, and played in one game in the 1984 World Series, which the Padres lost in five games to the Detroit Tigers. Bochy was behind the plate on September 11, 1985 when Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds collected his record-breaking 4,192nd major league hit off Padres pitcher Eric Show.

Bochy agreed to a four-year contract to replace Felipe Alou and become the Giants' new skipper on October 27, 2006.

Bochy is one of just eight Major Leaguers to be born in France where his father was stationed as a U.S. Army officer at the time. However, Bochy grew up in Virginia and in Melbourne, Florida. He graduated from Melbourne High School in 1973, attended Florida State University, and Brevard Community College. Bochy was then drafted in the first round (21st overall) by the Houston Astros in the 1975 Major League Baseball Draft. His 26 career homers are the most by any player born in France.

Bochy has also managed the 2004 and 2006 MLB All-Stars in the Major League Baseball Japan All-Star Series.

Bochy is known for having one of the largest cap sizes in Major League Baseball at 8 3/4.[2] When he joined the Mets in 1982, they did not have a batting helmet that would fit him, and they had to send the ones he was using in the minors.[3]

Contents

Managerial record

  • Bochy won his 1000th game as a manager on August 8, 2007.
Team Year Regular Season Postseason
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
San Diego Padres 1995 70 74 .486 3rd in NL West - - - -
1996 91 71 .562 1st in NL West 0 3 .000 Lost in NLDS
1997 76 86 .469 4th in NL West - - -
1998 98 64 .605 1st in NL West 7 7 .500 Lost in World Series
1999 74 88 .457 4st in NL West - - -
2000 76 86 .469 5st in NL West - - -
2001 79 83 .488 4st in NL West - - -
2002 66 96 .407 5th in NL West - - -
2003 64 98 .395 5th in NL West - - -
2004 87 75 .537 3rd in NL West - - -
2005 82 80 .506 1st in NL West 0 3 .000 Lost in NLDS
2006 88 74 .543 1st in NL West 1 3 .250 Lost in NLDS
SD Total 951 975 .494 8 16 .333 4 Playoff Appearances
San Francisco Giants 2007 71 91 .438 5th in NL West - - -
2008 72 90 .444 4th in NL West - -
San Francisco Giants 2009 88 74 .543 3rd in NL West - - -
SF Total 202 224 .474 - - -
Total 1161 1199 .492 8 16 .333 4 Playoff Appearance

See also

External links

Sources

  • Baseball A Doubleheader Collection of Facts, Feats, & Firsts. St. Louis, Mo.: The Sporting News Publishing Co.. 1992. ISBN 0-88365-785-6.  .
Preceded by
Don Baylor
National League Manager of the Year
1996
Succeeded by
Dusty Baker
Preceded by
Steve Lubratich
Spoakane Indians Manager
1989
Succeeded by
Gene Glynn
Preceded by
Steve Lubratich
Riverside Red Wave Manager
1990
Succeeded by
last manager
Preceded by
first manager
High Desert Mavericks Manager
1991
Succeeded by
Bryan Little
Preceded by
Steve Lubratich
Wichita Wranglers Manager
1992
Succeeded by
Dave Trembley
Preceded by
Jim Riggleman
San Diego Padres Manager
1995-2006
Succeeded by
Bud Black
Preceded by
Felipe Alou
San Francisco Giants Manager
2007-
Succeeded by
Current Manager







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