Bruce Anton Bochte
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 3", Weight 200 lb.
- School Santa Clara University
- High School Arcadia (CA) High School
- Debut July 19, 1974
- Final Game October 5, 1986
- Born November 12, 1950 in Pasadena, CA USA
First baseman/outfielder Bruce Bochte was selected by the California Angels in the second round of the 1972 amateur draft. During his playing career at Santa Clara University he was named MVP of the 1971 National Baseball Congress World Series while playing for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots who won the championship that year.
In his three seasons in the minor leagues he never hit below .319. 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.
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.
- AL All-Star (1979)
- 100 RBI Seasons: 1 (1979)