Bruce Bochy made Houston, New York and San Diego his homes as a player, and San Francisco -- after making it back to San Diego -- his home as a manager. There is no doubt Bochy has a future home in Cooperstown, NY. Over the weekend, the future Hall of Famer will be there supporting the newest class of baseball prestige at the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
To support Trevor Hoffman and Alan Trammell, Bochy will miss the Giants' home game Sunday against the Brewers to be in attendance for the ceremony.
Kudos to #SFGiants manager Bruce Bochy and #Twins manager Paul Molitor, who will leave their teams this weekend and be at the Hall of Fame induction. Bochy managed Trevor Hoffman and Alan Trammell was on his staff; Molitor is former teammates with Jack Morris. #Priorities— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 25, 2018
In San Diego, Bochy managed Hoffman for 12 seasons. Over that span, Hoffman recorded 457 saves with a 2.58 ERA, made five All-Star Games, and finished in the top five of Cy Young voting three times.
Hoffman finished his 18-year career with 601 saves. At the time of his retirement, Hoffman was the all-time saves leader. Mariano Rivera broke Hoffman's record one season after he retired and the Yankees great finished with 652, which is currently the career record.
Trammel is going to Cooperstown for his 20-year career with the Tigers where he was named an All-Star six times and won four Gold Glove awards. But, Bochy will be there for Trammel the coach. For three seasons, 2000-02, Trammel served as Bochy's first base coach in San Diego.
On Tuesday, Bochy tied Casey Stengel for 11th place on the all-time wins list with 1,905 in the Giants' 4-3 win over the Mariners. The win brought Bochy to an exact even 1,905 victories to 1,905 losses in his 24-year career as a manager with the Padres and Giants.
Bochy won 951 games in San Diego, and through the middle of his 12th season in San Francisco, he has won 954 games for the Giants. The 63-year-old has also won four National League pennants and three World Series titles.