Bobby Valentine is the New Boston Red Sox Manager: Bobby V’s Lifetime Managing Record (U.S. and Japan)

Bobby Valentine, New Boston Red Sox Skipper

Bobby Valentine, New Boston Red Sox Skipper (nj.com)

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.

Valentine managed the Texas Rangers and the New York Mets, taking the Mets to the playoffs twice and the World Series once (overmatched by a New York Yankee dynasty in 2000).

He had more success in Japan, where he served two terms (1995 and 2004-2009) as the manager of the Chiba Lotte Marines of the Nippon Professional Baseball‘s (NPB) Pacific League.

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).

YR TEAM LG W L T WIN PCT PLACE PLAYOFFS
1985 Texas Rangers AL 53 76 .411 7
1986 Texas Rangers AL 87 75 .537 2
1987 Texas Rangers AL 75 87 .463 6
1988 Texas Rangers AL 70 91 .435 6
1989 Texas Rangers AL 83 79 .512 4
1990 Texas Rangers AL 83 79 .512 3
1991 Texas Rangers AL 85 77 .525 3
1992 Texas Rangers AL 45 41 .523 4
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
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Posted on November 30, 2011, in MLB Baseball and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. i am just thrilled the sox actually made a decision. finally.

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