Watch Bruce Bochy catch first pitch from son Brett in Giants finale


SAN FRANCISCO -- There were 25 years, more than 4,000 games, and three World Series championships. But it's not hard to figure out what Giants manager Bruce Bochy's proudest moment was. 

On Sept. 13, 2014, Bochy gave the ball to his son, Brett, in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He became the first father to hand a ball to his son in a big league game, and he still often cites that emotional moment as the best of his career. 

There was only one choice, then, for the first pitch before Bochy's final game Sunday against the Dodgers at Oracle Park. Brett took the mound with his own son watching nearby, and Bruce caught the first pitch. It's a moment the family was looking forward to all week, although Bruce was surprised.

"He has no idea," Brett said on Friday, laughing. "I'm going to make him get down in a crouch, too."

Well, this is about as much of a crouch as is likely these days.

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Brett made seven appearances for his father in the big leagues and retired after the 2015 season.

The two will team up one more time, though. Bruce is going to manage Team France in WBC qualifying next March and Brett is preparing to pitch for him. 

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