STAMFORD, Conn. — Former Main League Baseball participant and supervisor Bobby Valentine is taking a swing at politics, saying Friday that he is working for mayor of his Connecticut hometown.
Valentine, 70, who at present serves because the athletic director at Sacred Coronary heart College, posted a video on social media and mentioned he’ll run as an impartial candidate in Stamford.
“The best commodity I’ve is my time, and I need to give my time and my power and my wherewithal again to the town that has given me a lot over my lifetime,” he mentioned.
Valentine, a Stamford native, was a three-sport highschool star within the metropolis.
He was drafted in 1968 by the Los Angeles Dodgers and performed within the majors, the place he was a profession .260 hitter, from 1969 to 1979.
He turned supervisor of the Texas Rangers in 1985 and in addition skippered the New York Mets and Boston Crimson Sox along with spending time in Japan, profitable a Japan Sequence title in 2005 with the Chiba Lotte Marines.
Valentine, who owns a sports activities bar in Stamford, served as the town’s well being and public security director in 2011 earlier than being employed by the Crimson Sox.
He joins a race that features two Democrats: incumbent David Martin and state Rep. Caroline Simmons.