Managed the Texas Rangers from 1985 to 1992 and the brand new York Mets from 1996 to 2002. He also got a one-year stint as supervisor from the Boston Crimson Sox in 2012. He was a higher school soccer standout and went to USC. ESPN produced a documentary about him known as The Zen of Bobby V. He wedded Mary Branca in 1977 as well as the few had a kid together. He caused Orel Hersheiser on ESPN Weekend Night Baseball.