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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 13 May 1950Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Birth NameRobert John Valentine
Nickname Bobby V
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bobby Valentine was born on May 13, 1950 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA as Robert John Valentine. He is a producer and actor, known for Sunday Night Baseball (1990), Nine Innings from Ground Zero (2004) and 2000 Official World Series (2000). He has been married to Mary Branca since January 8, 1977. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Mary Branca (8 January 1977 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (8)

Analyst for ESPN's Baseball Tonight (1990), 2003-2011.
Fired as the manager of the Mets following the 2002 season.
Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1968 amateur draft.
Played for Los Angeles Dodgers (1969 and 1971-1972), California Angels (1973-1975), San Diego Padres (1975-1977), New York Mets (1977-1978) and Seattle Mariners (1979).
Manager of Texas Rangers (1985-1992), New York Mets (1996-2002), and Boston Red Sox (2012-present).
Opens and operates 2 sports bars/restaurants, aptly named "Bobby Valentine's". One located in Stamford and one in Norwalk (Connecticut). Both are sports-themed restaurants, with boxing rings surrounding tables, memorabilia on walls, etc. Menu items include the Mets burger, and all items are named after famous teams/players.
Wife is the daughter of former major league pitcher Ralph Branca, who gave up the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" to 'Bobby Thomson'; that home run won the 1951 National League pennant for the New York Giants.
(November 3) Signed a three-year contract to manage the Chiba Lotte Marines for $6.6 million plus incentives. In his last stint in Japan, he led the Marines in 1995 to second place in the Pacific League.

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