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Doug Glanville, a nine-year Major League Baseball veteran, has joined ESPN as a baseball analyst. Glanville will contribute to Baseball Tonight, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. He will debut later this month.
“It is an honor to join the richly talented environment of ESPN,” said Glanville. “There is no other place that has such credibility in sports journalism, while spanning so many platforms. I welcome the creative challenge of adding a new voice to the team and, because of ESPN’s enthusiasm to cooperatively express my voice, we found ourselves on the same exciting page.”
Glanville was an outfielder for the Chicago Cubs (1996-97, 2003), Philadelphia Phillies (1998-2002, 2004) and Texas Rangers (2003). He turned in his best statistical season in 1999, with a .325 batting average, 101 runs scored, 34 stolen bases, 11 home runs and 73 RBI. That year, Glanville also ranked second in the Majors with 204 hits. He accumulated 1,100 hits throughout his career and retired in 2005 with a 293-game errorless streak intact.
During his playing career, Glanville served on the Executive Subcommittee of the Major League Baseball Players Association and as a player representative.
Most recently, Glanville was an Op-Extra contributor with The New York Times, writing on the culture of sports, and a regular on XM Radio’s MLB Power Alley. He is also the author of the forthcoming book The Game from Where I Stand – A Ballplayer’s Inside View, due to be released on May 11, 2010.
Glanville graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in systems engineering. In addition to being a writer, Doug is the president of a green-friendly real estate development company outside of Chicago. He has also served as a mentor to young student athletes and their parents with Baseball Factory, a high school player development program.