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John Kruk Biography
John Kruk was born February 9, 1961 in Charleston, West Virginia and is a former Major League Baseball player and current baseball analyst for ESPN.
The outfielder was dealt to the Philadelphia Phillies during the 1989 season, and he blossomed into an All-Star as the team used him primarily at first base. Kruk played in the All-Star Game in 1991, 1992, and 1993. In his 1993 appearance at the Midsummer Classic, he had a memorable at bat when he flailed wildly at 98 mile per hour fastballs from Seattle Mariners pitcher [[Randy Johnson]]. Johnson's first pitch flew over Kruk's head to the backstop, leading Kruk to feign heart palpitations and remark "That boy throws too hard and he's too wild. He could kill someone."
Kruk, who batted .316/.430/.475 in 1993, was also the leader of the Phillies' "Macho Row" which led the team to the World Series against the Toronto Blue Jays; in the losing effort, Kruk batted .348/.500/.391 in the Series.
A quotable character throughout his career, who later wrote a book called I Ain't an Athlete, Lady published in 1994, Kruk turned to broadcasting and commenting on the game. He has since worked for Major League Baseball on Fox, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, and local telecasts in Philadelphia. In 2004, he was hired by ESPN as an analyst on Baseball Tonight. He also writes a column called Chewing the Fat on ESPN.com.
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Posted on 23 March 2014 | 3:19 pm
MLB veteran and current analyst, John Kruk is featured in Nokia's new Lumia 900 commercial with a spotlight on the ESPN app. In the commercial, John can't seem to take his eye of the phone while the game is going on and even accidentally goes into the female bathroom at the end. However, during his 10 year career, had a great eye at the plate in the big leagues. He was a lifetime .300...[Read More]
Posted on 17 May 2013 | 7:31 pm
Three-time major league baseball All-Star and lead analyst for ESPN Sunday Night Baseball John Kruk will be the featured speaker at Comfortech 2013 on September 18-20, 2013 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA. Comfortech 2013 brings together the owners and managers of residential and commercial HVACR and hydronics/plumbing contracting firms to sharpen their...[Read More]
Posted on 19 March 2013 | 12:30 am
Former MLB All-Star and current Baseball Tonight analyst John Kruk is co-starring with his colleague Karl Ravech, who celebrates his 20th anniversary with ESPN this year, in a new spot for "GI Joe: Retaliation." This latest ad promotes the movie in a tongue in cheek kind of way. It features the ESPN commentators who happen to run into Snake Eyes on the mountain side and aren't very...[Read More]
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