Happy Birthday – Bruce Bochy
Here are some Giants Gems for Bruce Bochy’s birthday from the 2012 Giants Media Guide – Happy Birthday Bruce!
- Born in Landes de Bussac, France, where his father in the U.S. Army, was stationed at that time. Is one of just 8 Major Leaguers to be born in France.
- Has two sons, eight years apart. His younger son Brett played baseball at Kansas University. Brett is now playing in the Giants’ farm system.
- Brother Joe was a catcher in Twins organization from 1969-72, and has served as scout for Padres.
- Was behind plate on Sept. 11, 1985, when Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds collected his record-breaking 4,192nd Major League hit off Padres pitcher Eric Show.
- A devoted wine aficionado, Bochy usually will go to Napa Valley whenever he has a free night or day off in the Bay Area.