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|