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San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy managed his 4,000th career regular season game on Sunday, but said he wasn’t aware of the milestone until starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner filled him in.
Bochy told reporters he was sitting in his office Sunday morning when Bumgarner came in and informed Bochy of the upcoming game’s significance, then poked fun at his longtime manager.
“You’re really old,” Bumgarner said, according to Bochy.
The 64-year-old manager agreed.
“It means I’m old,” Bochy said of what the milestone means to him. “I’m fortunate to have some people to support me and keep me around. It’s a lot of games, though. I never thought about it. Look back, and it kind of flew by to be honest. It’s flying by now… 4,000 games. It’s been quite the ride.”
The Giants beat the A’s 5-4 on Sunday and are back at .500 with six weeks to go in the 2019 MLB season.
San Francisco sits four games behind the Chicago Cubs for the NL’s final wild card spot, and enters a pivotal series against the Arizona Diamondbacks this week.
The first game between the Giants and Diamondbacks begins at 6:45 p.m. Monday night.
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