The architect of three World Series titles is going to be calling it quits. San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has announced that 2019 will be his final year with the team.
In a press conference on Monday, Bochy revealed that he told his players during a morning meeting that he would be retiring at the end of the 2019 season. It will be his 13th season in San Francisco and his 25th since his first manager job with the Padres in 1995.
Bochy is No. 11 on the all-time wins list for managers. He needs 83 wins to pass Hall of Fame manager Leo Durocher for No. 10 on the all-time list.
He also happens to be No. 8 on the all-time loss ranking, and needs just four more losses to move into No. 7. Just 60 losses would move him above Bobby Cox and Joe Torre into the top five.
Bochy took over the Giants in 2007 but did not lead the team into the playoffs until 2010.
However, Bochy quickly turned the team into a winner, beating the Texas Rangers in five games to claim the team's first World Series title since 1954.
Bochy's Giants would follow up the big season with another World Series win in 2012, sweeping the Detroit Tigers.
Two years later, the Giants would win their third World Series title with a seven-game series win over the Royals.