Former MLB Manager Valentine Runs for Mayor in Hometown

Former Major League Baseball manager and player Bobby Valentine scoffs at any suggestion he might be out of his league running for mayor in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut.

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Former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, at his campaign headquarters in Stamford, Conn. Valentine is running as an unaffiliated candidate against 35-year-old Harvard-educated state Rep. Caroline Simmons, who upset the sitting Democratic mayor in a September primary. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Major League Baseball manager and player Bobby Valentine scoffs at any suggestion he might be out of his league running for mayor in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut’s second-largest and fastest-growing city. The 71-year-old rookie mayoral candidate rattled off a list of accomplishments, from his years managing baseball in the MLB and Japan to owning a chain of restaurants and serving as Stamford’s public safety director. “I have passion for…

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