Ellis Clarence Valentine
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 207 lb.
- High School: Crenshaw High School
- Debut September 3, 1975
- Final Game October 2, 1985
- Born July 30, 1954 in Helena, AR USA
"They say that I can't throw like Ellis Valentine or run like Tim Raines or hit with power like Mike Schmidt. Who can? - Pete Rose, using Ellis Valentine as his example of the best arm in the National League.
Ellis Valentine played ten seasons in the majors, appearing in the 1977 All-Star Game and winning a Gold Glove in 1978. A good hitter in his days with the Montreal Expos, his best year was in 1980 when he posted a line of .315/.367/.524. He also slugged over .500 in 1977.
He is one of seven major leaguers (through 2007) with the last name Valentine.
- NL All-Star (1977)
- NL Gold Glove Winner (1978)
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 3 (1977-1979)
- Danny Gallagher: "Valentine was a five-tool specimen", in Remembering the Montreal Expos, Scoop Press, Toronto, ON, 2005, pp. 75-84.