DETROIT, Mich. (CBS Sports) — As the Giants put the pedal to the metal and try and close out this World Series in Detroit, their manager has a pretty good personal World Series history here in Detroit.

He’s 1 for 1 in the World Series as a player, collecting a hit in his only plate appearance with the 1984 Padres in their Game 5 loss to the Tigers.

The Padres were trounced in that series in five games, so the overall memory for Bochy isn’t necessarily a great one. But for a guy who was a backup catcher, he treasures his World Series hit when he batted for Bobby Brown with one out in the ninth.

Bochy said that the 1984 World Series was the pinnacle of his nine-year playing career.

“No question, the World Series is,” Bochy said. “Any player will tell you that.”

READ MORE on Bochy’s 1984 recollections from CBS Sports Senior Baseball Columnist Scott Miller..

(Copyright 2012 CBS San Francisco. All rights reserved.)


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