Bruce Bochy is in his second year as a Special Advisor after retiring from 25 seasons as a big league manager following the 2019 season. During his 25-year managerial career he compiled 2,003 victories, the 11th-most by any manager in MLB history, and his 4,032 games managed are the seventh-most in MLB. He’s the only manager in MLB history to win 900-plus games with multiple franchises, winning 951 games with San Diego and 1,052 with San Francisco, the second-most managerial wins by a Giants manager behind Hall of Famer John McGraw. Bochy managed four All-Star teams (1999, 2011, 2013, 2015) and was a member of the All-Star coaching staff eight times: 1997, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015. In 2011, he was the skipper for the MLB All-Stars in Taiwan and in 2020, he’s slated to manage Team France in the 11-day WBC qualifying tournament.
Named the 38th manager in Giants franchise history, and 16th in San Francisco annals on October 27, 2006, Bochy guided the Giants to three World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014. The Giants’ championship in 2010 was their first in San Francisco history (since 1958) and their first overall since the New York Giants won in 1954. Overall, Bochy led his teams to four Pennants and three World Series championships with his teams posting a 44-33 (.571) record in postseason play.
Prior to joining the Giants’ organization, Bochy was the manager of the San Diego Padres from 1995-2006. To this day, his 951 victories with the Padres are the most in franchise history. Bochy 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. Overall, Bochy logged a 24-year affiliation with the Padres organization from 1983-2006. He was named Padres manager on October 21, 1994.
The former catcher spent parts of nine Major League seasons with Houston (1978-80), New York-NL (1982) and San Diego (1983-87) and compiled a lifetime .239 batting average with 26 home runs and 93 RBI in 358 career games. He made his big league debut on July 18, 1978 in an Astros uniform, going 2-for-3 at Shea Stadium.
Born in Landes de Bussac, France on April 16, 1955, Bochy is one of eight Major Leaguers to be born in France, where his father, Sgt. Major Gus Bochy, was stationed as a U.S. Army NCO at the time. He graduated from Melbourne (FL) High School and attended Brevard Community College for two years on a partial scholarship, winning a state championship in 1975. He decided to turn pro when he was drafted in the first round (24th overall) by the Astros in 1975.
Bochy and his wife, Kim, reside in San Diego and have two sons, Greg and Brett, and three grandchildren, Braxton Douglas, born Jan. 24, 2018 and Maddox Melrose born Feb. 25, 2020 to Greg and McKenna and Blakely Grace, born Aug. 4, 2018 to Brett and Kelsey.
Greg spent several seasons playing minor league baseball in the Padres system. Brett was drafted by the Giants in 2010 and was called up to the Majors on Sept. 2, 2014, making Bruce the eighth manager in MLB history to manage his own son. On Sept. 13, 2014, Bruce became the first manager to give the ball to his son coming out of the bullpen.