With the World Series underway – it’s the San Francisco Giants against the Kansas City Royals – here are five fun facts about San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy. For starters, Bochy was born in France; his father was stationed there as a U.S. Army officer at the time. The family moved back to the States, to Melbourne, Florida, where Bochy played on the same baseball team as Darrell Hammond of Saturday Night Live.
When Bochy became a professional baseball player, as a catcher for the Padres, Bochy was behind the plate in 1985 when Pete Rose got his record-breaking 4,192 hit off Eric Show. Now he manages his son Brett Bochy who was drafted by the Giants in 2010. In September, Bochy became the first manager to give the ball to his son coming out of the bullpen. Last but certainly not least: Bochy has a huge head. He’s known for having one of the largest cap sizes in MLB history. He wears a custom-made size 8 1/8 hat.