Bobby Valentine: Career highs and lows
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In 1995, Valentine took his talents across the Pacific Ocean, to manage the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan, the first American to make such a move. Here Valentine (left) talked with Marines minor league manager Lenn Sakata during training camp at the Peoria Sports Complex near Phoenix, Ariz.
Valentine surprised many by leading the team to second place, but a conflict with his superiors ended in his firing after one season.