In 24 years of managing, Bochy has a record of 1,926-1,944, which ranks him 11th on the all-time wins list for managers. He also had a run as a player, spending nine seasons in the major leagues with the Houston Astros, New York Mets, and Padres. The former catcher was a career .239 hitter with 26 home runs and 93 RBIs.
Another component of Major League Baseball that is retiring at the end of this season is left-handed pitcher CC Sabathia. The New York Yankees' hurler made the announcement on Saturday, as he enters his 19th major league season. The big man ranks third among all-time left-handed pitchers in strikeouts, and does have an American League Cy Young Award under his belt from 2007 with the Cleveland Indians. He joined the Yankees in 2009, when he helped lead the "Bronx Bombers" to their 27th World Series Championship in franchise history. Sabathia is sticking around for one more season, where the Yankees are once again in the top five in the odds to take home the World Series.
Sabathia has dealt with knee injuries over the past few seasons, which helped him make up his mind on the timing of this announcement. He wants to go home and be a husband to his wife and a father to his children. A health scare during the winter also led to the timing, and he looks to reach a couple milestones before exiting for good. Sabathia is just 14 strikeouts away from reaching 3,000 for his career, and four wins away from 250, which would make him the 14th player to reach both of those feats.