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 Posted: Wed Sep 27th, 2017 09:27 pm
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The San Francisco Giants' 2017 season may be lost, but every win they do earn this season is only pushing Bruce Bochy closer and closer to Cooperstown.

On Monday night, Bochy earned his 900th win as Giants manager when his team defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-2. With that victory, the 62-year-old became the first manager in history to have won 900 games with two different franchises.

The first manager in MLB history to have 900 wins from two different teams. Congrats, Bruce Bochy! #WeAreSF | #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/GBMBk1lRxJ

— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) September 26, 2017
Bochy began his managerial career in 1995 with the San Diego Padres, and he won 951 games over 12 seasons in the Friars' dugout. He also led the Padres to four playoff appearances and was at the helm of their 1998 squad that won a franchise-record 98 games en route to the National League pennant. He remains the winningest manager in Padres history.

Bochy moved up the coast to San Francisco in 2007, where he's led the Giants to their three most recent World Series titles in a six-year span, and four total playoff appearances. His 900 wins with the Giants are the most in the team's San Francisco era; only the legendary John McGraw won more games for the Giants as a skipper.

In 23 total seasons as a major-league manager Bochy owns a 1851-1852 record. He ranks 15th all-time in managerial wins, and is 10 behind Washington's Dusty Baker for the most wins among active managers.