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Giants' Bruce Bochy Becomes 11th Manager to Get 2,000 Career Wins

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 19, 2019

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy tips his cap after the Giants defeated the Boston Red Sox 11-3 in a baseball game for his 2,000th career win, at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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With an 11-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, San Francisco Giants skipper Bruce Bochy became the 11th manager in MLB history to reach the 2,000-win plateau.

San Francisco Giants @SFGiants

Congratulations, Boch! #Bochy2k | #SFGiants https://t.co/yYunXcuoKu

Although the Giants were the visiting team, Bochy's historic feat received some recognition at Fenway Park:

Jen McCaffrey @jcmccaffrey

A loud 'Bo-chy, Bo-chy' chant breaks out in the bottom of the ninth with the Giants on the cusp of a win. It will be Bochy's 2,000th career win as a manager.

Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs

2,000 in the books for Bruce Bochy. Giants win 11-3. https://t.co/jDRkNB2Iuy

He discussed the accomplishment after the game:

Kerry Crowley @KO_Crowley

Bruce Bochy after win No. 2,000 https://t.co/3oYwCQ6Mah

Bochy now has a career record of 2,000-2,022 during the regular season over the course of his 25 years in the dugout. He went 951-975 in 12 seasons with the San Diego Padres and is 1,049-1,047 in 13 seasons with San Francisco.

Sarah Langs @SlangsOnSports

Bruce Bochy milestone round-number managerial victories: May 6, 2001 -- 500th win Aug. 8, 2007 -- 1,000th win July 23, 2013 -- 1,500th win TONIGHT -- 2,000th win Just the 11th manager to win 2,000 games. Each of the other 10 is in the Hall of Fame. What a career it has been!

He will go out as the winningest manager in Padres history and the second-winningest manager in Giants history, trailing only Hall of Famer John McGraw (2,583 wins from 1902 to 1932).

The 64-year-old announced prior to the regular season that the 2019 campaign would be his last in uniform. With just 10 games remaining in the season, Bochy will join Connie Mack and Bucky Harris as the only managers to win 2,000 games while finishing their career with a losing record, according to NBC Sports Bay Area's Dalton Johnson.

Bochy has reached the postseason eight times in his storied career, going 44-33 with three World Series titles in the process. His three championships all came during a five-year span from 2010 to 2014.

As Bochy's career in the Bay Area winds down, he appears destined for Cooperstown:

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@SFGiants @RedSox @hankschulman The list of managers with 2,000 wins. The top 10 are all in the Hall of Fame. More coverage to come from @hankschulman https://t.co/bVhFda5GIz

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Bruce Bochy earned his 2,000th career win as an MLB manager tonight. He becomes the 11th manager to reach that total, the previous 10 have all been inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame. https://t.co/91ldbIYlOf

Of note, Casey Stengel ranks 12th all-time with 1,905 wins and is also in the Hall of Fame.

Bochy will now have 10 more games to put the finishing touches on his career. Barring a stunning turn of events, the Giants (74-78) will miss out on the postseason, resulting in Bochy's final game coming at Oracle Park against the archrival Los Angeles Dodgers on Sept. 29.

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