Bruce Bochy was born on Saturday, April 16, 1955, in Landes De Bussac, France. Bochy was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 19, 1978, with the Houston Astros. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Bruce Bochy baseball stats page.
"That's the thing about Bochy," said ESPN's Tim Kurkjian, who has worked the baseball beat for 35 years as a writer and broadcaster. "You talk to people who really know the game, and they always mention Bochy when it comes to the best managers today. Because everybody understands how good he is. It basically comes down to this: Nine other guys have three World Series wins, and they're all in the Hall. Bochy will be the 10th." - Bruce Jenkins in The San Francisco Chronicle (11/01/2014, 'Bruce Bochy stamps ticket to Cooperstown', Source )
Bruce Bochy Autograph on a 1985 Topps Baseball Card (#324 | Checklist )
Bruce Bochy Pitching Stats
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Bruce Bochy Miscellaneous Stats
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Bruce Bochy Miscellaneous Items of Interest
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|1978 Houston Astros||13||$21,000.00||-||-|
|1979 Houston Astros||13||$21,000.00||-||-|
|1980 Houston Astros||13||$30,000.00||-||-|
|1982 New York Mets||9||$52,000.00||-||-|
|1983 San Diego Padres||15||$75,000.00||-||-|
|1984 San Diego Padres||15||$95,000.00||-||Stats|
|1985 San Diego Padres||15||$115,000.00||-||-|
|1986 San Diego Padres||15||$125,000.00||-||-|
|1987 San Diego Padres||15||$135,000.00||-||-|
|Bruce Bochy Stats by Baseball Almanac|
When Bruce Bochy made his debut on July 19, 1978 , he was the sixth Major League Baseball players born in France to appear in the show, joining Joe Woerlin (1895), Claude Gouzzie (1903), Paul Krichell (1911), Ed Gagnier (1914), and Duke Markell (1951).
When Bruce Bochy homered on July 1, 1985 , it was the thirteenth Major League home run of his career, his first walk-off, his first extra inning blast, the first he ever hit versus Nolan Ryan , and, the first and only walk-off home run Nolan Ryan ever surrendered in his career !
Bruce Bochy hung up his tools of ignorance in 1987, worked his way through the minors (again), and joined the San Diego Padres coaching staff in 1993, serving as third base coach for Friars manager Jim Riggleman. On October 21, 1994, Bochy took over as skipper and became the first former Padres player to become a Padres manager .
Bruce Bochy was the first San Diego Padres skipper to win Manager of Year honors when he led the 1996 San Diego Padres to their first National League West title since 1984. Bochy won both the BBWAA Manager of Year and The Sporting News Manager of Year Award (which is voted upon by senior circuit managers).
Bruce Bochy took the San Diego Padres to the 1998 World Series and became the first foreign-born manager to reach a World Series . Twelve years later, Bruch Bochy took the San Francisco Giants to the 2010 World Series and became the first European-born manager to win a World Series .
Bruce Bochy was the fourth manager to win a World Series Championship at the helm of the Giants franchise, joining John McGraw (1905, 1921, 1922), Bill Terry (1933), and Leo Durocher (1954) who all won when the Giants were playing in New York, making Bruce the first to bring a ring to the franchise after relocating to San Francisco .
Bruce Bochy was the fifth manager to lead a team to three titles in a five year span (earning rings in 2010 , 2012 and 2014 ), joining Connie Mack , Joe McCarthy, Casey Stengel and Joe Torre . Ten managers have won at least three World Series titles, the other nine are all enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bruce Bochy Bobblehead | 2014 San Francisco Giants | Baseball Almanac Collection
On September 13, 2014 , Bruce Bochy's son, Brett Bochy , made his Major League debut and played for the 2014 San Francisco Giants , who where managed by dad [ San Francisco Giants Managers ]. The duo joined the following Major League managers who managed their son(s): Sandy Alomar ( Roberto Alomar & Sandy Alomar, Jr. ), Felipe Alou ( Moises Alou ), Buddy Bell ( David Bell & Mike Bell ), Yogi Berra ( Dale Berra ), Bob Boone ( Aaron Boone & Bret Boone ), Connie Mack ( Earle Mack ), Hal McRae ( Brian McRae ) and Cal Ripken, Sr. ( Cal Ripken, Jr. ).