Former Major League Baseball manager and ESPN analyst, Bobby Valentine, has been announced as a guest speaker at the Fresno Grizzles’ upcoming 55th annual Hot Stove Gala in Fresno, California. February 11th 5p.m., at the Fresno Convention Center, Proceeds from the Hot Stove Gala go to the Fresno Grizzlies Community Fund, a nonprofit organization that manages community programs including Wild About Reading, Farm Grown and Junior Grizzlies.
The Connecticut native, Robert John “Bobby” Valentine, is a former professional baseball player and manager has played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Seattle Mariners and managed the Texas Rangers, New York Mets, and the Boston Red Sox of the MLB. He managed in the majors for 16 seasons, guiding the New York Mets to the 2000 World Series. He’s also gone on to be an analyst for ESPN Sunday Night Baseball as well as the Director of Public Safety & Health for the city of Stamford, Connecticut.
“Bobby V” will be joined in Fresno by fellow guest speaker Tony DeFrancesco, the managers of Grizzlies, and Grizzlies catcher Tyler Heinemand and pitcher James Hoyt. Valentine will be to talking about his history of the game and personal accounts from his years in, on, and around the field. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Community Fund director Whitney Campbell at (559)-320-2547 or visiting the FresnoGrizzlies.com website for $75, or $35 for those attending that are 12 or younger. An All-Star Table of 10 tickets is $700.
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