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Bruce Anton Bochte

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[edit] Biographical Information

First baseman/outfielder Bruce Bochte was selected by the California Angels in the second round of the 1972 amateur draft and never hit below .319 in three seasons in the minors. He reached the majors with the California Angels in 1974 and was the team's Opening Day first baseman the following year, hitting a team-high .285 in his first big league season.

After a stint with the Cleveland Indians, Bochte signed with the Seattle Mariners following the 1977 campaign. He hit .316 and appeared in the All-Star Game in 1979, and he led the Mariners in batting average in three of his five seasons with the club.

Bochte retired following the 1982 season but returned with the Oakland Athletics in 1984. He spent three years as the A's regular first baseman and hit .295 with 14 home runs in 1985.

During his playing days, Bochte took a great interest in environmental issues, and after his baseball career ended, he spent time working for the Center for the Story of the Universe in San Francisco, where he has studied cosmology.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • AL All-Star (1979)
  • 100 RBI Seasons: 1 (1979)

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