The file on Bruce Bochy
Bochy drafted by Astros
Before Bruce Bochy was a three-time World Series championship manager, he was a first-round pick by the Houston Astros in 1975. He was drafted with the 23rd overall pick out of Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Florida. He made his MLB debut with the Astros in 1978, playing in 54 games. Bochy would spend parts of the next two seasons with the AStros before being traded to the Mets in 1981.
Bochy traded to Mets
Bochy would spend parts of 1979 and 1980 with the Astros before being traded to the Mets before 1981 season. Bochy would spent that entire season at Triple-A. In 1982, he played in just 17 games for the Mets, spending most of the season in the minors.
Bochy heads to Padres
The Mets released Bochy on January 21, 1983. One month later, the Padres signed the catcher. He would spend the next five seasons as a role player for the Padres. His playing career ended after he spent the 1988 season back at Triple-A. In parts of nine seasons, Bochy hit .239 with 26 home runs and 93 RBI in 358 games.
Padres name Bochy manager
Bochy managed in the Padres' minor league system for four seasons before they named him manager of the big league club in 1995. He led the Padres to a 70-74 record in his first season. Bochy would guide the Padres to the playoffs in his second season, and win NL Manager of the Year, but his squad was swept by the Cardinals in the NLDS.
Bochy wins first pennant
In 1998, Bochy's fourth season as manager, the Padres reached the World Series. They defeated the Braves in the NLCS, but were swept by Joe Torre and the Yankees in the Fall Classic. Following that postseason run, Bochy would be absent from October baseball until 2005 when the Padres won the NL West.
Bochy allowed to leave Padres
Following the 2006 season, the Padres decided to make a change at manager. They let Bochy talk to other teams. The Giants hired Bochy following the 2006 season. The Giants went 71-91 in 2007, Bochy's first season with the club.
Bochy wins first ring
After missing the playoffs during his first three seasons with the Giants, Bochy climbed to the top of the mountain in 2010 as the Giants beat the Braves in the NLDS, dispatched the Phillies in the NLCS and then beat the Rangers in the World Series.
Giants win again in 2012
After missing the playoffs in 2011, the Giants returned in 2012. After winning three straight to stun the Reds in the NLDS, the Giants came back from down 3-1 to beat the Cardinals in a dramatic NLCS. In the World Series, the Giants swept through the AL Champion Detroit Tigers for their second title in three seasons.
Giants visit White House
Following the 2012 World Series win, the Giants made a trip to the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama. Bochy present Obama with a bat and ball signed by the entire team.
Bochy moves into elite company
The Giants defeated the Royals in a thrilling seven-game Fall Classic in 2014, making Bochy one of 10 managers in major league history with three World Series rings. He also tied John McGraw for the most titles by a manager in Giants' franchise history.