STAMFORD, CT (WCBS 880) – You know him for his work in baseball, but now he could save your life!

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports

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A native of the city of Stamford, Bobby Valentine now has chosen a way to give back to the city.

When he is not broadcasting on ESPN, the former New York Mets manager will be overseeing the city’s police, fire, and health departments.

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The salary will be $10,000 a year, Valentine says he’ll donate that to charity.

“To receive is wonderful, to give is divine, I guess,” said Valentine. “…and sometimes I try to be g-dlike in what I give, but I run out of money.”

Valentine explains that his ESPN job forbids him to take a salary from any outside source.

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He’s had prior experience overseeing the city’s fire department and has eye to making it run more smoothly.