Ex-Mets, Red Sox Manager Bobby Valentine Running for Mayor of Stamford, CT

Jenna CiccotelliCorrespondent IIMay 7, 2021

Bridgeport, CT - April 3: Bobby Valentine, Sacred Heart executive director of athletics at a Pioneers game played at Veterans Memorial Park in Bridgeport, CT on April 3, 2021. (Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Bobby Valentine managed 16 seasons in MLB, putting up a 50.4 winning percentage with the Texas Rangers, New York Mets and Boston Red Sox.

Nearly a decade after his stint in Boston, he's asking for votes to manage something else—his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut.

Valentine announced his candidacy Friday.

Bobby Valentine @BobbyValentine

https://t.co/nswkgDU6FA It's official! I'm seeking your support to be the next Mayor of Stamford, CT!

The 70-year-old Valentine, who has served as the athletic director at Sacred Heart University in nearby Fairfield since 2013, told Jodi Latina of News 8 that he will run unaffiliated.

"I feel like it’s a great time for me to get to my hometown and do some more leadership work," he said. "We are up against a big political machine with the Democrats and a real strong base political machine with the Republicans. It’s not going to be an easy situation, that’s for sure."