Bochte was an AL All-Star in 1979 when he hit .316 for the Mariners and his .300
the next season earned him the club MVP award. After hitting .297 in '82, he abruptly
retired, explaining, "I was the Mariners' player rep for three years and became aware
of a cold, impersonal attitude on the part of management, and wanted no part of that."
Lured back to baseball by the A's in '84, he put in three more solid seasons.