San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced on Monday that he will retire at the end of the 2019 season.
Bochy, 63, voiced his intent while meeting with reporters at spring training:
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) February 18, 2019
“It’s a gut feeling that it’s time. It’s been an unbelievable ride,” Bochy said. “I have so much to be thankful for, the players, the city, the fans. It’s time now.”
Giants CEO Larry Baer said Bochy will be a Giant for life and the organization plans to honor him throughout the season. Bochy also told reporters that he will still be around baseball after his retirement and has discussed the possibilities with Baer.
Bochy helped lead the Giants to World Series titles in 2010, 2012, and 2014. He was named the National League Manager of the Year in 1996 while managing the San Diego Padres and is a strong candidate for the Hall of Fame.
He is the only manager in major-league history to win at least 900 games with two different teams and is tied for 4th all-time in postseason victories.