The San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has announced that he will be retiring at the conclusion of the 2019 season. Bochy who has served as the Giants skipper for the past 12 years has decided his career is coming to a close. Bochy has lead the Giants to 3 National Pennants and 3 World Series Titles over the course of his 12-year managerial stint. He also lead the Padres to a National League Pennant while at the helm of that team for a total of 12 years.
Bruce Bochy announces that he’s retiring after the season with the #SFGiants. Next stop: Cooperstown.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) February 18, 2019
Ever since I moved to San Francisco in 2007, the city and our awesome fans have embraced me. I’m going to miss it, but I’m so grateful for the last 12 years and am looking forward to finishing strong this season.
— Bruce Bochy (@BruceBochy) February 18, 2019
With one more season ahead of his retirement, Bochy sits with a 1926-1944 record throughout his managing career. Most recently, he lead the Giants to a 73-89 season which was fourth in the NL East. The Giants have undergone a shakeup in the front office with Farhan Zaidi being named the General Manager of the organization. There has also been multiple rumors of Bochy using the newly coveted opener strategy, and Giants ace Madison Bumgarner has verbally exclaimed that he is not a fan of this whatsoever.
This announcement is not the first managerial retirement from a long-time manager after former Los Angeles Angels skipper Mike Scioscia announced his retirement from the Angels organization last year. Scioscia was at the helm of the Angels for quite some time, and now Bochy is on his farewell tour after he completes his 25th year at the helm of a Major League team.