Doug Glanville is a former American Major League Baseball player who played for the MLB clubs like Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, and the Texas Rangers. He played as an outfielder and had an exceptional fielding talent reaching the double-digit outfield assists on three separate occasions.
Since his retirement, he has become an MLB analyst and currently works for NBC Sports Chicago. He is also a consultant at Baseball Factory and writes guest columns for The New York Times and ESPN.com.
Doug Glanville's Early Life
Doug Glanville was born on August 25, 1970, in Hackensack, New Jersey as Douglas Metunwa Glanville. His father, Cecil E. Glanville was a psychiatrist. He and the former New Jersey Nets head coach Lawrence Frank used to be a childhood friend. He gained his high school degree from Teaneck High School.
After graduating high school, Glanville attended the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in systems engineering. He and his former teammate Curt Schilling were avid MMO players.
Doug Glanville's Career
Doug Glanville's name was entered in the 1991 MLB Draft where he was picked by Chicago Clubs in the 1st round and 12th overall. Even though he was drafted in 1991, his MLB debut only came in 1996. He played for Chicago Cubs till 1997 before going to Philadelphia Phillies in 1998.
During Glanville's time at the Phillies, he completed one of his most memorable seasons in 1999. In that season, Glanville batted .325 and hit 11 homers while driving in 73 runs and stealing 34 bases. He was placed second in the National League to Luis Gonzalez in hits, with .204.
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In 2003, Doug Glanville joined the Texas Ranger before returning back to his former team Chicago Cubs. He helped the Cubs to win game 3 of the 2003 NL Championship Series as he hit the game-winning triple in the 11th inning.
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In 2005, Glanville signed a one-day minor league contract with Philadelphia then retired collecting exactly 1,100 career hits. During the end of his career, he had .293 consecutive games without a fielding error.
Following his retirement, Glanville became a managing partner for Metropolitan Development. He is currently the president of GK Alliance, LLC, a Glen Ellyn, an Illinois-based company which provided intellectual capital for a start-up. He is also the president of Glanville-Koshul Homes.
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Doug Glanville joined ESPN as a baseball color analyst on April 1, 2010. During his time at ESPN, he contributed in shows like Baseball Tonight, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. It was revealed in April of 2017 that he was one of the many layoffs that ESPN had made. He is currently working for NBC.
Doug Glanville's Personal Life
Doug Glanville is a married man. His wife is Tiffany Glanville who is the longtime girlfriend he had been dating previously. There is not much information about their love affairs. The couple shares three children together. There were rumors of him being gay which is not true.
Doug Glanville's Net Worth
Glanville was one of the most sought-after players during his time at the MLB. As a staff of one of the successful network NBC, he is bound to have a good salary. However, information about his salary and net worth is yet to be revealed.