ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. -- Former professional baseball player and manager Bobby Valentine will speak at Englewood Cliffs Little League opening day at Witte Memorial Field-Johnson Park on Saturday.
Mayor Mario Kranjac will speak and throw out the first pitch for the minor leagues at 9:45 a.m. Valentine will attend the ceremonies and speak to parents and kids.
Valentine led the Mets to the World Series in 2000 and was the team's manager from 1996-2002. He also managed the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox.
He was a professional major league baseball player for the Dodgers, Angels, Mets and Mariners.
A resident of Stamford, he is currently the athletic director at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield.
Witte Memorial Field-Johnson Park is located at 62 Johnson Ave. for GPS.