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Manager Bochy part of international flavor at Series
Manager Bochy part of international flavor at Series

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The World Series has a strong international flavor this year with the most surprising foreign-born participant the man calling the shots from the San Francisco Giants dugout, manager Bruce Bochy. Bochy was born in Landes de Bussac, France, where his father was stationed as a U.S. Army officer. Bochy grew up in Virginia and Florida before becoming the eighth French-born player ever in Major League Baseball as a catcher for the Houston Astros. The Giants manager only lived in France for his first two years but made a pilgrimage to get a sense of his roots. "I did go back about five years ago to see where I was born, in a little town called Landes de...

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