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Bruce Bochy announces he will retire after 2019 season

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Monday that the 2019 season will be his last in the dugout.

Bochy said he would retire after the season, and informed his players this morning in a meeting.

The Giants’ Twitter account offered confirmation of the news.

Bochy, who turns 64 in April, likely has a spot in the Hall of Fame waiting for him. He spent the first 12 years of his managerial career with the San Diego Padres, where he won one National League pennant. Then he moved to the Giants, who won three World Series titles in five years on his watch. If the Giants can win 74 games this season, Bochy will surpass 2,000 managerial wins, and he’s only 25 away from notching his 1,000th as a Giant.

Perhaps the first hint that Bochy was considering retiring was when he made no issue at all of his lame duck status for 2019. Expect a lot of tributes to him in San Francisco as he makes his way through what will be his final season.

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