Giants Manager Bruce Bochy to Retire After 2019 Season

Manager Bruce Bochy during his time with San Francisco Giants in 2018
Manager Bruce Bochy during his time with San Francisco Giants in 2018. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9691778u)

The 2019 season with the San Francisco Giants will be legendary manager Bruce Bochy´s last year at the helm of a baseball team.

Bochy, who has been a manager since 1995, announced in a press conference at the Giants´spring training complex in Scottsdale, Arizona that he would be retiring after this season.

The 63-year-old native of Florida began his career in baseball as a catcher with the Houston Astros, New York Mets, and San Diego Padres between 1978 and 1987.

After hanging up his cleats, Bochy began his managerial career with the San Diego Padres´Minor League affiliates. After four years there, he was hired as the Padres´manager, a role which he held from 1995 to 2006.

Bochy won four NL West titles and an NL pennant during his 12 seasons in charge of the Padres, but never won a World Series.

When Bochy was hired by the San Francisco Giants for the 2007 season, however, he cemented his legacy as a legendary manager by winning 3 World Series titles in a span of 5 years.

Bochy led the Giants to the Comissioner´s Trophy in the 2010, 2012, and 2014 seasons.

The legendary manager will have one final shot to win another title with the Giants this year.