‘In my mind, it’s time’ — Bruce Bochy announces that he will retire after the season

Veteran manager is set to enter 13th and final season with Giants

Karl Buscheck
February 18, 2019 - 12:02 pm

Three-time World Series champion and future Hall of Famer Bruce Bochy announced on Monday morning that 2019 will be his final season in the dugout.

“In my mind, it’s time,” Bochy told a herd of reporters at the Giants’ spring training dugout in Scottsdale.

Bochy, 63, is entering his 13th season with the Giants and his first under a new boss, president of baseball ops Farhan Zaidi.

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Here’s the manager in his own words:

President and CEO Larry Baer provided a statement on the news, via the team:

"Words cannot adequately express the amount of admiration, gratitude and respect the Giants family has for Bruce Bochy.  His honesty, integrity, passion and brilliance led to the most successful period of Giants baseball in the history of our franchise.  He will always be a Giant and we look forward to honoring him and all of his achievements throughout his final season in San Francisco and inevitably in Cooperstown."

There are 10 MLB managers who have won three rings. Bochy is the only one (to this point), who's not in Cooperstown.

Bochy said he plans to remain in baseball in some capacity, and left the door ever so ajar when asked about the potential of signing on with a new team in the future:

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