Bobby Valentine: Career highs and lows
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Valentine returned to the United States and joined the Mets organization as a minor-league manager. Late in the 1996 season, he was promoted to manager of the big league club. Here he chatted with Red Sox slugger Mo Vaughn in 1997.
By 1999, Valentine had brought the Mets to the National League Championship Series, and the Mets made it to the World Series in 2000, where they lost to the Yankees.