Monthly Archives: November 2011
Bobby Valentine is the New Boston Red Sox Manager: Bobby V’s Lifetime Managing Record (U.S. and Japan)
Bobby Valentine has been named the new Boston Red Sox manager and will be announced as so on Thursday. He is the 44th different manager in the team’s history. It’s going to be an interesting 2012 in the A.L. East, to say the least.
Bobby V. is known for both his baseball acumen, wacky behavior and polarizing nature. Love him or hate him, he brings a lot to the table. The Red Sox will be in the mix.
The Marines play out of Chiba City. The NPB is Japan’s equivalent of MLB. One notable difference is that Japanese baseball allows ties. During the regular season, if the game is still tied after the 12th inning, it’s a tie.
Valentine went to the playoffs twice with the Marines, and won it all – the Nippon Series – in 2005.
His MLB lifetime regular season managing record is 1,117-1,072 (.510). For NPB, he is 494-450-23 (.523).
|1995||Chiba Lotte Marines||NPB||69||58||3||.543||2|
|1996||New York Mets||NL||12||19||.387||4|
|1997||New York Mets||NL||88||74||.543||3|
|1998||New York Mets||NL||88||74||.543||2|
|1999||New York Mets||NL||97||66||.595||2||NLCS – L|
|2000||New York Mets||NL||94||68||.580||2||WS – L|
|2001||New York Mets||NL||82||80||.506||3|
|2002||New York Mets||NL||75||86||.466||5|
|2004||Chiba Lotte Marines||NPB||65||65||3||.500||4|
|2005||Chiba Lotte Marines||NPB||84||49||3||.632||2||NS – W|
|2006||Chiba Lotte Marines||NPB||65||70||1||.481||4||Stage 2|
|2007||Chiba Lotte Marines||NPB||76||61||7||.555||2|
|2008||Chiba Lotte Marines||NPB||73||70||1||.510||3|
|2009||Chiba Lotte Marines||NPB||62||77||5||.446||5|
But who’s been sacked the most?
Well, the all-time leader in most of the important QB statistical categories, Brett Favre, is at the top of the list again. Add this ignominious record to his, say, all-time leading interception record.
Here are the top 25 quarterbacks that have been sacked the most.
What’s interesting about this list is the type of quarterback that is represented. Two types mostly. You’re either a sluggishly immobile QB (Favre, Elway, Krieg, Bledsoe, Testaverde) or a running QB (Cunningham, McNabb, Young). In both cases, these guys held onto the ball just a little too long.
Additionally, note which long-time quarterbacks are NOT on this list: Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Terry Bradshaw, Kurt Warner. These QB’s are somewhere in between – agile in the pocket, but not aggressive runners. And they’re all guilty of having a quick release which sure doesn’t hurt.
Urban Meyer has only coached at the college level for 10 years, yet he is already one of the best coaches in history (thanks to his two national championships and 7-1 Bowl record) and also one of the most coveted.
Meyer took a year off to both spend time with his family and address concerns over his health, but the lifetime .819 coach (a ridiculous 104-23) couldn’t stay away.
Meyer began his career with the Bowling Green State Falcons with an impressive 17-6 record over two years. He moved on to the Utah Utes for another two years where he went 22-2, including his first bowl appearances and an undefeated 2004, before cementing his legacy with the Florida Gators.
In his six years with the Gators, Meyer went to six major bowls and took the BCS Championship in 2006 and 2008.
|SCHOOL||G||W||L||T||WIN PCT||FINAL RANK||BOWLS|
|2001||Bowling Green State||11||8||3||0||.727|
|2002||Bowling Green State||12||9||3||0||.750|
|2007||Florida||13||9||4||0||.692||13||Capital One Bowl-L|