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Bruce Bochy #15

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Full Name:
Bruce Bochy
Uniform #:
15

MANAGERIAL/COACHING CAREER

> Two-time National League Manager of the Year was named the 38th manager in Giants franchise history, and 16th in San Francisco annals, Oct. 27, 2006.

> His 1,618 victories are the highest total by an active manager and he ranks 18th on the all-time list.

> Has compiled a 1,618-1,604 (.502) career ledger in 20 seasons as a ML skipper. > Leads active managers in consecutive years managed (20).

> Is the winningest foreign-born manager in ML history, having moved past former Giants skipper Felipe Alou in 2008.

> Has guided the Giants to three World Championships in the last five seasons (2010, 2012, 2014).

> Is one of 10 managers to win at least three World Series titles...the other nine are all in the Hall of Fame.

> Became just the fifth manager to lead a team to three titles in a five year span, joining Connie Mack, Joe McCarthy, Casey Stengel and Joe Torre.

> Is the second manager in Giants franchise history to win three World Series Championships, joining John McGraw (1905, 1921, 1922). > His four World Series appearances as a manager (1998, 2010, 2012, 2014) are the most among all active managers in Major League Baseball.

> Only Hall of Famer Walter Alston (1959, 1963, 1965-66, 1974 with Dodgers) has more World Series appearances as a manager of a NL West club...Tommy Lasorda (1977- 78, 1981, 1988 with Dodgers) and Sparky Anderson (1970, 1972, 1975-76 with Reds) also have four.

> The Giants have never lost a postseason series in Bochy's tenure...he has now won 10 straight postseason rounds since 2010, the second-longest streak ever by a manager, trailing only Joe Torre's 11 straight with the Yankees from 1998-2001.

> Guided the 2010 Giants to first-ever World Series title in San Francisco history and first World Championship since 1954.

> Became the sixth manager in history to manage at least two different NL franchises to World Series appearance.

> Is the fourth skipper to win a World Series Championship at the helm of the Giants, joining John McGraw (1905, 21-22), Bill Terry (1933), and Leo Durocher (1954).

> Is the first foreign-born manager to reach the World Series (1998) and first European-born manager to win a World Series (2010).

> His seven postseason appearances are tied with Mike Scioscia for the most among current ML skippers.

> During his eight year tenure, the Giants have posted a 667-629 (.515) record. > Was just the fourth manager in Giants history to bring more than 10 years of big league managing experience to job, following Cap Anson (21 seasons) in 1898, Hughie Jennings (14) in 1924 and Felipe Alou (10) in 2003.

> Is just the fourth Giants manager to be born outside of the United States, joining Jack Doyle (Ireland) in 1895, Arthur Irwin (Canada) in 1896 and Felipe Alou (Dominican Republic) in 2003.

> Is the sixth manager in Giants franchise annals who was primarily a catcher during their career, joining John Clapp (1883), Buck Ewing (1900), Herman Franks (1965-68), Charlie Fox (1970-74) and Wes Westrum (1974-75).

> Was named NL Manager of Year by BBWAA in 1996 and was honored as league's top skipper by The Sporting News in both 1996 and 1998.

> Has been part of the coaching staff for NL All-Stars seven times (1997, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013)…has managed three times (1999, 2011, 2013)…1999 squad lost 4-1 to A.L…2011 team defeated A.L. 5-1...2013 club was shut out by A.L. 3-0.

> Served as manager for MLB All-Star team that took part in 2006 Japan All-Star Series.

> Was named manager of MLB All-Stars that traveled to Taiwan for five-game series sweep in 2011.

> Earned his 1,500th career managerial big league win on July 23, 2013 in the second game of a doubleheader vs. Cincinnati, a SF 5-3 victory...became the 21st manager to reach this milestone in MLB history.

> Became part of the eighth father-son manager-player combo in Major League Baseball history when his son, Brett, made his ML debut on Sept. 13, 2014 vs. Los Angeles-NL.

> Is the winningest manager in Padres franchise history, having recorded 951 victories during 12 years in San Diego.

> Guided his Padres clubs to five winning campaigns, including 1996, '98, 2005 and '06 NL West titles.

> Logged a 24-year affiliation with Padres organization from 1983-2006.

> Former catcher was the only Friar manager to have played for club, spending parts of five seasons in San Diego as a player.

> Skippered his clubs to league championships in three of his four seasons at the minor league level, logging a 248-241 ledger in the Padres' farm system.

> Guided MLB to five-game sweep over Nippon Professional Baseball, first brooming in 10-series history of bi-annual event which began in 1986.

> In 2006, guided the Padres to back-to-back playoff berths for the first time in franchise history, as Friars won second consecutive NL West title.

> Finished the 1999 campaign with 74-88 record, becoming the winningest manager in Padres history…set club mark for most games skippered, breaking Dick Williams' Friar standard for wins with his 338th victory, 11-1 triumph April 10 at San Francisco…17 days later at New York, passed Williams with his 649th regular season contest at helm.

> Was named 1998 NL Manager of Year by The Sporting News for second time in three seasons, and was runnerup to Houston's Larry Dierker in BBWAA voting…had guided Padres to club-record 98 wins, their third NL West title and second NL pennant.

> Became the first Padres skipper to earn NL Manager of Year honors when he led the 1996 club to their first NL West title since 1984, winning both BBWAA award and The Sporting News accolade (voted upon by senior circuit managers).

> Was named Padres manager Oct. 21, 1994. > From 1993-94, joined ML coaching staff for first time, serving as Padres' third base coach under manager Jim Riggleman.

> Guided double-A Wichita to Texas League title in 1992.

> Made highly successful managerial debut in 1989, leading Spokane club that captured short-season Northwest League crown.

> Began his coaching career as player/coach at triple-A Las Vegas in 1988.

PLAYING CAREER 

> Former catcher spent parts of nine ML seasons with Houston (1978-80), New York Mets (1982) and San Diego (1983-87)…compiled a lifetime .239 batting average with 26 HRs and 93 RBI in 358 career games.

> Guided pitchers to career 3.87 ERA in 298 contests behind the plate (1,930.0 innings).

> Threw out 28.6 pct. of attempted base-stealers (88-of-308).

> Made his ML debut July 18, 1978 in an Astros uniform, going 2-for-3 at Shea Stadium.

> Belted his first big league home run the following day, a solo shot off Mets' Kevin Kobel in the second game of a doubleheader.

> Twice advanced to playoffs, logging one NLCS game with Houston in 1980 and one World Series contest with San Diego in 1984.

> Delivered a pinch-hit single in Game 5 at Detroit in his only Fall Classic at-bat.

> Enjoyed his best season in 1986 with Padres, setting personal bests in HRs (8), RBI (22), games played (63) and starts behind plate (29).

> One of Padres' more popular figures during playing days, ended career with 1987 Friars club.

PERSONAL

> Married (Kim)…has two sons (Greg, Aug. 26, 1979 and Brett, Aug. 27, 1987).

> Attended both Brevard (Cocoa Beach, FL) Community College and Florida State University.

> Has been an extremely active member within Bay Area community during his eight seasons in San Francisco.

> During his 24 years in Padres organization, worked closely with team's Community Relations department and made several appearances around San Diego.

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