Bruce Bochy

Bruce Bochy

Bruce Bochy had a relatively undistinguished Major League playing career with the Houston Astros, New York Mets and San Diego Padres. He is best remembered for his hat size — at least in New York.

After his playing days ended, Bochy moved through the ranks as a minor league manager and big league coach. In 1995, he took over as manager of the San Diego Padres. The next year, he won the National League Manager of the Year trophy. Two years later, the Padres set a team record by winning 98 games en route to the National League pennant.

In 2007, Bochy moved on to manage the San Francisco Giants – a position he still holds.

I sent the 1986 Donruss card shown on the right to Bochy just after Opening Day this year. He must be catching up on fan mail now that the season is over, because I got it back today.

About Paul

I'm the former editor of a weekly community newspaper in New Jersey. I've been a New York Mets fan for most of my life and I've been blogging about them, minor league baseball, baseball cards and autograph collecting at since 2007. Contact me at

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