Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wikipedia Wednesday

In keeping with this week's theme, let us turn to the baseball world:

Ellis Valentine - Major League right fielder from the mid-1970's to the mid-1980's, he achieved most of his success with the Montreal Expos (1975 - 81).  In 1977 he was an All-Star and the following season he won a Gold Glove.  He was known for his strong, yet accurate throwing arm.

"After retiring from baseball, Valentine took a job with Avis Rent-a-Car earning $4.25 per hour."

Having battled drug and alcohol addiction, he would later become a drug counselor to help others with their issues.

Bobby Valentine - Though a major league player for several teams in the 1970's: Dodgers, Angels, Padres, Mets, and Mariners, he is more known as a manager.  He managed the Rangers, Mets, and Red Sox, as well as a Japanese team for two separate stints.  His greatest accomplishment is perhaps taking the Mets to the World Series in 2000.  But for many baseball fans, he will always be known for trying to sneak back into the dug-out after being ejected by the umpire. Note the fake mustache.

It is not believed that Ellis and Bobby Valentine are related.

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