Managed the Texas Rangers from 1985 to 1992 and the New York Mets from 1996 to 2002. He also had a one-year stint as manager of the Boston Red Sox in 2012.
He was a high school football standout and attended USC.
ESPN made a documentary about him called The Zen of Bobby V.
He married Mary Branca in 1977 and the couple had a son together.
He worked with Orel Hersheiser on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball.