Doug Glanville, former Pro baseball player and Ivy League academic thinks that you should be afraid. The son of two academics, Glanville always loved playing ball, but could not deny his love of learning.
After Doug Glanville enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania in 1988, he played varsity baseball for three years. The summer after his sophomore year, when he played baseball in a top summer league on Cape Cod, Glanville was named the Top Pro Prospect of the summer leagues. The following year, 1991, he became a first-round draft pick by the Chicago Cubs. Even so, he returned to school to finish his degree in Systems Engineering from University of Pennsylvania.
Doug made his major league baseball debut on June 9, 1996, as an outfielder for the Chicago Cubs. At his retirement after nine seasons as a major league player, he had accumulated 1100 hits and a 293-game errorless streak. In 1999 Glanville was 2nd in the National League with 204 hits and 8th in the National League in hitting with a .325 batting average. A student of labor history, Doug also served on the Executive Subcommittee of the Major League Baseball Players Association and as a player representative.
As an Op-Ed columnist (“Heading Home”) for The New York Times, Glanville has a piece that speaks to the culture of sports, addressing the culture of performance that leads to some players abusing steroids, and how maybe a healthy amount of fear could be a solution.
Further showing how much Glanville values his academic side, he has put his Penn engineering degree to good use by founding GK Alliance, LLC, a green-friendly real estate development company based in the Chicagoland area.
He recently worked as a baseball insider for XM Radio's - MLB Home Plate - Power Alley with Seth Everett (Jim Duquette, Billy Ripken) and as a contributor with Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
Currently, he is a baseball analyst with ESPN, primarily on Baseball Tonight, ESPN.com, and ESPN The Magazine. He also serves as mentor for high school student athletes and their parents for Baseball Factory.
He has placed a human face on the game of baseball through insightful and accessible commentary with a voice that has provided a deeper understanding of the soul of a player.
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