(c) Houston Astros

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Position: C      Born: Apr 16, 1955      Bats: Right      Throws: Right

Spending his major league career as a reserve catcher (he never appeared in more than 63 games in a season), Bochy was a good pinch hitter with some power. He put his idle time in the dugout to good use studying the game. He played three seasons with the Astros (1978-80), one with the Mets (1982), then five with the Padres (1983-87).

After coaching and managing in the minors, Bochy was named to manage the Padres in 1996 where he earned NL Manager of the Year honors. He moved up to coast after the 2006 season and is now manager of the San Francisco Giants.