May 26, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; Members of the San Francisco Giants stand with various members of the U.S. Armed Forces before the start of the game against the Chicago Cubs at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco Giants: Bochy Holds Memorial Day Close to Heart

The San Francisco Giants manager, Bruce Bochy, holds Memorial Day at a special place in his heart. Coming from a military family, Bochy was born in France. His father was stationed there as a U.S. Army officer at the time.

The Giants honored those men and women who serve our country by wearing camouflage baseball caps. In addition, all lettering and numbering on the players jersey’s were also in camouflage. Bochy takes the day seriously, and stated “I think it’s important for all of us to show our thoughts and appreciation for those who died for our country.” It’s no small feat for someone to offer their lives to keep the lives of all American’s safe. 

FanSided covered past NFL and MLB players who have played throughout the years, ranging back to 1900.

Those mentioned in the NLF include: Roger Staubach, Rocky Bleier, Kevin Greene, Ralph Wilson, Pat Tillman, and Alejandro Villanueva.

Historical MLB players who served include: Christy Mathewson, Jackie Robinson, Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Stan Musial, Bob Feller, Warren Spahn, Willie Mays, Ty Cobb, and Ted Williams.

Read the articles linked above for further details on the branch and time they served.

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