Rangers hires Bruce Bochy as new manager
Just over two months later shooting by former manager Chris Woodward, Texas Rangers have found their new man.
Bochy won three World Series titles (all with the San Francisco Giants) in 2010, 2012 and 2014, and helped lead the San Diego Padres to the World Series in 1998. He was named NL Manager of the Year. 1996 in just his second year at the helm of San Diego (his first management contract) after the team made it to the knockout stages 91-71.
67-year-old Bochy is one of the eight managers in MLB history records at least 2,000 wins and three championships, with seven championships remaining, all of which have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Bochy was the manager of the Padres from 1995 to 2006 and was in a great position for the Giants from 2007 to 2019, before announcing his retirement.
He is 12th on all time winner list with 2003 and could very well move up to 10th in the 2023 campaign. Dusty Baker of the Houston Astros is the only active manager in the top 10 with 2,093 wins and Hall of Famers Walter Alston and Leo Durocher respectively. 10th and 11th on the list with 2,040 and 2,008 wins.
Bochy and Rangers are said to have met to discuss vacancies last week.
Texas hasn’t done post-production since 2016.