Bobby Valentine was the sixth player chosen in the 1968 draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers, but his major league playing career was cut short by a broken leg several years later. He began his managerial career in 1985 with the Texas Rangers, before going on to manage the Chiba Lotte Marines, the New York Mets—whom he took to the 2000 World Series—and the Boston Red Sox. A second stint with the Marines resulted in the team winning the Japan Series in 2005. He has also worked as an analyst for ESPN. Currently, he is the Executive Director of Athletics at Sacred Heart University and the proprietor of Bobby V’s Restaurant and Sports Bar. He was raised and resides in Stamford, Connecticut.
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