Bobby Valentine for mayor

STAMFORD, CT (WFSB) - A former baseball player and manager is taking a swing at politics.

Bobby Valentine officially announced on Friday that he is running for mayor of Stamford.

Valentine released a campaign video on YouTube in which he said he wants to lead Stamford into the new world that the city helped grow.

Following a career as a player and manager in Major League Baseball, including stints with the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox, Valentine was the athletic director at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.

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