By: Michael Ganci

Did You Know: Bruce Bochy Played for the Mets


Did you know that Bruce Bochy was a Met?

I sure as hell did’t until this morning, when I looked at one of my favorite new sites, the Ultimate Met Database.

Thirty-four years ago, the Mets acquired Bochy from the Astros for Stan Hough and Randy Rogers. The man known for being one of baseball’s best managers and a multi-time World Series winner wasn’t exactly a Met to remember.

In 1982, his only year he saw at-bats with the club, Bochy got just 49 at-bats, hitting .306 with 2 homers and 8 RBI in 17 games. He played 16 games at catcher and one at first base during his brief tenure. He was released on Jan. 21, 1983.

The rest is history.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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