Bobby Valentine

Robert John Valentine
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 189 lbs.
Born: May 13, 1950 in Stamford, CT
Drafted: 1st round 1968 by the Los Angeles Dodgers
Acquired: traded from the San Diego Padres with
Paul Siebert for Dave Kingman, June 1977
Departed: released, March 1979

 

A fine prospect for the Dodgers but a serious injury caused him to miss out on the stardom predicted for him. Got his measure of fame back, though, by being the charismatic field leader of the 2000 National League Champions. Pictured here is his 1972 Topps card, and below is a 2000 Newark Star-Ledger "card" commemorating the NL Championship team, along with ten other cards.

    

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BATTING RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G   AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1969 L A NL   5    0   3   0  0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0   0  0 ---- ---- ----
1971 L A NL 101  281  32  70 10  2  1  25  87  5  3  20  15   2   4  5 .287 .310 .249
1972 L A NL 119  391  42 107 11  2  3  32 131  5  5  33  27   2   8  6 .319 .335 .274
1973 Cal AL  32  126  12  38  5  2  1  13  50  6  1   9   5   0   3  2 .323 .397 .302
1974 Cal AL 117  371  39  97 10  3  3  39 122  8  5  25  25   3   8  7 .308 .329 .261
1975 2teams  33   72   6  18  2  0  1   6  23  1  2   3   8   1   2  3 .321 .319 .250
1976 S D NL  15   49   3  18  4  0  0   4  22  0  1   2   6   0   2  0 .436 .449 .367
1977 2teams  86  150  13  23  4  0  2  13  33  0  0  19  13   0   1  1 .220 .220 .153
1978 *METS*  69  160  17  43  7  0  1  18  53  1  1  18  19   1   6  2 .346 .331 .269
1979 Sea AL  62   98   9  27  6  0  0   7  33  1  2   5  22   0   1  1 .405 .337 .276
=====================================================================================
METS TOTALS 111  243  25  54  8  0  2  21  68  1  1  27  25   1   7  2 .295 .280 .222
OTHER CLUBS 528 1455 151 387 51  9 10 136 486 26 19 107 115   8  28 25 .318 .334 .266
=====================================================================================
CAREER TOTS 639 1698 176 441 59  9 12 157 554 27 20 134 140   9  35 27 .315 .326 .260

 

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB     G   AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
=====================================================================================
1975 Cal AL  26   57   5  16  2  0  0   5  18  0  2   3   4   1   1  3 .323 .316 .281
1975 S D NL   7   15   1   2  0  0  1   1   5  1  0   0   4   0   1  0 .316 .333 .133
1977 S D NL  44   67   5  12  3  0  1  10  18  0  0  10   7   0   0  1 .253 .269 .179
1977 *METS*  42   83   8  11  1  0  1   3  15  0  0   9   6   0   1  0 .191 .181 .133

 

MANAGERIAL RECORD

YEAR CLUB      G    W    L  PCT FINISH               
=====================================================
1985 Tex AL  129   53   76 .411   7th                
1986 Tex AL  162   87   75 .537   2nd                
1987 Tex AL  162   75   87 .463   6th                
1988 Tex AL  161   70   91 .435   6th                
1989 Tex AL  162   83   79 .512   4th                
1990 Tex AL  162   83   79 .512   3rd                
1991 Tex AL  162   85   77 .525   3rd                
1992 Tex AL   86   45   41 .523   4th                
1996 *METS*   31   12   19 .387   4th                
1997 *METS*  162   88   74 .543   3rd                
1998 *METS*  162   88   74 .543   2nd                
1999 *METS*  163   97   66 .595   2nd  *NL Wild Card*
2000 *METS*  162   94   68 .580   2nd  *NL Champions*
2001 *METS*  162   82   80 .506   3rd                
2002 *METS*  161   75   86 .466   5th                
2012 Bos AL  162   69   93 .426   5th                
=====================================================
METS TOTALS 1003  536  467 .534                      
OTHER CLUBS 1348  650  698 .482                      
===============================                      
CAREER TOTS 2351 1186 1165 .504                      

 

JAPANESE MANAGERIAL RECORD

YEAR CLUB      G    W    L  PCT FINISH               
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1995 ChL PL  130   69   58 .543   2nd                
2004 ChL PL  133   65   65 .500   4th                
2005 ChL PL  136   84   49 .632   2nd  *Champions*   
2006 ChL PL  136   65   70 .481   4th                
2007 ChL PL  144   76   61 .555   2nd                
2008 ChL PL  144   73   70 .510   4th                
2009 ChL PL  144   62   77 .446   5th                
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CAREER TOTS  967  494  450 .523                      

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This is a list of the Bobby Valentine cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third. Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

bv77

1971 Topps

1975 Topps

1977 Padres Schedule Card

1977 Topps

1979 O-Pee-Chee

1971 Topps #188 (Dodgers Rookie Stars)

1972 Topps #11

 

1980 Topps

1973 Topps #502

1974 Topps #101

1975 Topps #215
1975 Topps Mini #215

1976 Topps #366

1977 San Diego Padres schedule cards
1977 Topps #629

1978 Topps #712

1979 O-Pee-Chee #222
1979 Topps #428

1980 Topps #56

 

1985 Performance Printing
Rangers

1989 Mother's Cookies
Rangers

2000 Newark Star-Ledger

2001 Topps

2002 Fleer Project Liberty

1985 Performance Printing Texas Rangers #2
1985 TCMA Mets Postcards #5
1985 Topps Traded #126T

1986 Performance Printing Texas Rangers #2
1986 Topps #261

1987 Mother's Cookies Texas Rangers #1
1987 Topps #118
1987 Topps #656
(Rangers Leaders)

bv02

bv04

2002 Palm Beach Post

2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites

1988 Mother's Cookies Texas Rangers #1
1988 Topps #201
(Rangers Leaders)
1988 Topps #594

1989 Mother's Cookies Texas Rangers #1
1989 Topps #314

1990 Mother's Cookies Texas Rangers #1
1990 Target All-Time Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers #814
1990 Topps #729

1991 Mother's Cookies Texas Rangers #1
1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #418
1991 Topps #489
1991 Topps Micro #489

1992 Mother's Cookies Texas Rangers #1
1992 Topps #789
1992 Topps Micro #789

1993 Kahn's Cincinnati Reds (Coaches; with Ray Knight and Jose Cardenal)

1994 Fleer/ProCards Norfolk Tides #2936

1996 Best Norfolk Tides #1

2005 BBM

2000 Newark Star-Ledger
2000 Topps Subway Series #26, #59

2001 Topps #346
2001 Topps Limited Edition #346
2001
Upper Deck Sweet Spot Signatures #S-BV (autographed baseball)

2002 Fleer Project Liberty #14
2002 Marc S. Levine Mets Photocards #2
(3 x 5)
2002 Palm Beach Post #2
2002 Topps #289
2002 Wizards of the Coast MLB Showdown #S47
("Change in Strategy")

2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #79

2005 BBM #124 (Japanese)
2005 BBM Chiba Lotte Marines #M001
(Japanese)

2008 BBM Chiba Lotte Marines #M-01 (Japanese)

2009 BBM #109 (Japanese)
2009 BBM Chiba Lotte Marines #M01
(Japanese)
2009 SecureHorizons by UnitedHealthcare All-Time Norfolk/Tidewater Tides
(blue deck, ace of spades)

2013 BBM Legendary Foreigners 2: Deep Impact #49 (Japanese)

2015 Topps Originals Buybacks (1976 Topps #366)

Other Bobby Valentine memorabilia in my collection:

early 1980s team-issued glossy photo (signed by autopen)
2002 Mets
ticket information brochure
napkin and booklet of matches from Bobby Valentine's Sports Bar in Stamford, CT
2012 Boston Red Sox game-worn road jersey

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