Doug Glanville, a nine-year Major League Baseball veteran, joined ESPN as a baseball analyst in 2010. Currently, Glanville is an analyst on ESPN’s Wednesday Night Baseball. In addition to providing color commentary and analysis for ESPN and ESPN Radio, Glanville contributes to Baseball Tonight, Sports Center, ESPN Radio programming, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. Glanville also presented and wrote content for ESPN Virtual Pitch, ESPN’s collaboration with Sony for their popular PlayStation 3 baseball game, MLB the Show.
Glanville retired from MLB in 2005 after playing the majority of his nine major league seasons in Philadelphia. He also played for the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers. 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 statistical 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. That year, Glanville also ranked second in the Majors with 204 hits. He accumulated 1,100 hits throughout his career and retired with a 293-games without an error streak intact. During his playing career, Glanville served on the executive subcommittee of the Major League Baseball Players Association and as a player representative.
Doug is also the author of the book The Game from Where I Stand, and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and Time.com. Glanville’s writings offer insight about baseball and how the sport translates to everyday life. Doug also writes lessons and tidbits of wisdom gained from the sport of parenting and the game of fatherhood in his blog, The Daddy Games.
Glanville graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in systems engineering.