Thursday, April 1, 2010
Glanville to offer analysis at ESPN
Retired outfielder Doug Glanville, who played the majority of his nine major league seasons in Philadelphia, has joined ESPN as a baseball analyst.
Glanville, who also played for the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers, will contribute to "Baseball Tonight," ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. His debut will come later this month.
"It is an honor to join the richly talented environment of ESPN," Glanville said in an ESPN-issued statement. "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 broke into the majors in 1996 with the Cubs and spent parts of three seasons in Chicago. He was with the Phillies from 1998 to 2002 and in 2004, and spent part of the 2003 season with Texas.
His best season in the majors came in 1999, when he hit .325 with 11 home runs, scored 101 runs, stole 34 bases and drove in 73 runs.
During his playing career, Glanville served on the executive subcommittee of the Major League Baseball Players Association and as a player representative. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in systems engineering.