From baseball lifer to Hall of Famer

With two titles, Giants manager Bruce Bochy deserves Cooperstown consideration

Updated: October 29, 2012, 4:26 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- Now the transformation begins for Bruce Bochy from the baseball lifer, the workmanlike cog, the dependable company man, the guy baseball people know and respect but usually overlook to talk about the bigger names to Hall of Fame manager.

So much of it all is by a hair: from losing 9-0 in Game 2 of the National League Division Series to the Cincinnati Reds at home to advancing with a three-game winning streak on the road; from being down three games to one to the St. Louis ...

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