Joseph Edward Bockman
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 175 lb.
- School Whittier College
- High School Wilson High School (Long Beach)
- Debut September 11, 1946
- Final Game October 2, 1949
- Born July 26, 1920 in Santa Ana, CA USA
- Died September 29, 2011 in Millbrae, CA USA
Eddie Bockman played parts of four big league seasons, seeing his most extensive action in his final two years as an irregular third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates, having missed 1943 to most of 1946 due to military service during World War II. He went on to have a long career as a minor league manager and scout. Bockman managed the Albuquerque Dukes in 1955, the Visalia Cubs in 1956, and the Amarillo Gold Sox in 1957-1958. As a scout for the Philadelphia Phillies (1960-1991), he signed Bob Boone, Larry Bowa and Ricky Jordan among others.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1955||Albuquerque Dukes||West Texas-New Mexico League||79-60||2nd||none||Lost in first round|
|1956||Visalia Cubs||California League||67-73||5th||none|
|1957||Amarillo Gold Sox||Western League||97-57||2nd||Sacramento Solons||none|
|1958||Amarillo Gold Sox||Western League||74-55||--||Sacramento Solons||--||replaced by Gale Pringle (10-8) on September 1|