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Bruce Bochy posts thank you message to Giants fans, city of San Francisco

© Isaiah J. Downing | 2018 Sep 3

Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced the 2019 season will be his last in the big-leagues, telling reporters in Scottsdale about his upcoming retirement Monday morning.

Shortly after, Bochy took to Twitter to thank Giants fans and the city of San Francisco for embracing him during his 12-year tenure in the Bay.

Bochy is 63 and entering his 25th year as a manager; 12 with the San Diego Padres and soon to be 13 with the Giants.

“There’s been so many questions about it, and it’s not fair to Larry, or Farhan, myself, or the team, so get that out, put that behind us,” Bochy told reporters. “In my mind, it’s time… It’s been an unbelievable ride. There’s so much I’m grateful for, with the players, the city, the fans.”

Bochy said he’ll stay in baseball and “do something,” adding that he began to seriously consider retirement following the conclusion of last year’s campaign.

Bochy also made it clear where his heart is.

“I’m a Giant,” Bochy said.

The man who led the Giants to three World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014, will enter the year with 1,926 career wins as a manager, good for 11th all time. Every manager above him on that list is enshrined in the Hall of Fame.


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