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John Kruk

Color Commentator on NBC Sports & Former ESPN Baseball Analyst; 3-Time Major League Baseball All-Star

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John Kruk Biography

Former major league baseball All-Star John Kruk joined ESPN in 2004 as one of their main studio analysts for Baseball Tonight. Kruk primarily appears on Baseball Tonight on Sunday through Wednesday each week during the season, and of course almost daily during the playoffs and World Series.

Prior to joining ESPN, John Kruk worked as a game analyst for the Philadelphia Phillies and was a member of Fox Sports Net's BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD. BDSSP was the first sports/entertainment television show combining the sports and comedy worlds in a unique "guy talk" format.

Since joining ESPN, Kruk has received numerous marketing opportunities and just recently secured deals with Hershey's and Microsoft. With regards to Hershey's, Kruk will be appearing on some of their packaging and making appearances at minor league parks. With regards to Microsoft, John Kruk will be serving as a spokesperson for a media driven campaign for Windows Live Expo, Microsoft's competitor to EBay. Kruk will also be hosting his own weekly radio show in Philadelphia beginning in May of 2006.

The former three-time All-Star outfielder/first baseman retired in 1995 after a 10-year major league career with the San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago White Sox, in which he hit for a .300 average, with 100 home runs and 592 runs batted in.

In one of the most bizarre retirements in the sport, John Kruk simply walked off the field after singling in the top of the first inning off Scott Erickson on July 30, 1995 in Baltimore. After the portly ballplayer stroked the single, he simply said goodbye to his teammates in the dugout and left Camden Yards with his family.

After his baseball career came to an end, John Kruk appeared as a baseball teammate of Wesley Snipes in The Fan with Robert DeNiro. A year later, he predictably opened up a bar in West Virginia. When asked why he called the bar "Third Base," Kruk replied: "Third base is the last stop before you go home."

It was his contagious personality as much as his statistics that helped turn the Phillies around from last place in 1992 to first place in 1993. Teamed with other hard-nosed players like Lenny Dykstra, Darren Daulton and Dave Hollins, John Kruk led the "Fighting Phils" to the 1993 World Series. The team ultimately lost in six games to the Toronto Blue Jays, but Kruk batted .348 with four RBIs in the cause.

Born on February 9, 1961 in Charleston, West Virginia, John Kruk currently resides in New Jersey with his wife Melissa and their two children.

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  • One on One with John Kruk

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  • How do I book John Kruk to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like John Kruk for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for John Kruk, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for John Kruk or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for John Kruk

    Speaking fees for John Kruk, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book John Kruk are $20,000 - $30,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire John Kruk, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does John Kruk speak about?

    John Kruk is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Baseball, Broadcasters, Featured Speakers, Featured Sports Speakers, Sports, Sports Motivation, Teamwork and Teambuilding, Writers and Journalists.
  • Where does John Kruk travel from?

    John Kruk generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is John Kruk’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like John Kruk for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John Kruk for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host John Kruk or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Color Commentator on NBC Sports & Former ESPN Baseball Analyst; 3-Time Major League Baseball All-Star

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John Kruk Biography

Former major league baseball All-Star John Kruk joined ESPN in 2004 as one of their main studio analysts for Baseball Tonight. Kruk primarily appears on Baseball Tonight on Sunday through Wednesday each week during the season, and of course almost daily during the playoffs and World Series.

Prior to joining ESPN, John Kruk worked as a game analyst for the Philadelphia Phillies and was a member of Fox Sports Net's BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD. BDSSP was the first sports/entertainment television show combining the sports and comedy worlds in a unique "guy talk" format.

Since joining ESPN, Kruk has received numerous marketing opportunities and just recently secured deals with Hershey's and Microsoft. With regards to Hershey's, Kruk will be appearing on some of their packaging and making appearances at minor league parks. With regards to Microsoft, John Kruk will be serving as a spokesperson for a media driven campaign for Windows Live Expo, Microsoft's competitor to EBay. Kruk will also be hosting his own weekly radio show in Philadelphia beginning in May of 2006.

The former three-time All-Star outfielder/first baseman retired in 1995 after a 10-year major league career with the San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago White Sox, in which he hit for a .300 average, with 100 home runs and 592 runs batted in.

In one of the most bizarre retirements in the sport, John Kruk simply walked off the field after singling in the top of the first inning off Scott Erickson on July 30, 1995 in Baltimore. After the portly ballplayer stroked the single, he simply said goodbye to his teammates in the dugout and left Camden Yards with his family.

After his baseball career came to an end, John Kruk appeared as a baseball teammate of Wesley Snipes in The Fan with Robert DeNiro. A year later, he predictably opened up a bar in West Virginia. When asked why he called the bar "Third Base," Kruk replied: "Third base is the last stop before you go home."

It was his contagious personality as much as his statistics that helped turn the Phillies around from last place in 1992 to first place in 1993. Teamed with other hard-nosed players like Lenny Dykstra, Darren Daulton and Dave Hollins, John Kruk led the "Fighting Phils" to the 1993 World Series. The team ultimately lost in six games to the Toronto Blue Jays, but Kruk batted .348 with four RBIs in the cause.

Born on February 9, 1961 in Charleston, West Virginia, John Kruk currently resides in New Jersey with his wife Melissa and their two children.

John Kruk Speaking Topics

  • One on One with John Kruk

John Kruk Videos

  • ESPN: #NotPictured John Kruk

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FAQs on booking John Kruk

  • How do I book John Kruk to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like John Kruk for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for John Kruk, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for John Kruk or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for John Kruk

    Speaking fees for John Kruk, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book John Kruk are $20,000 - $30,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire John Kruk, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does John Kruk speak about?

    John Kruk is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Baseball, Broadcasters, Featured Speakers, Featured Sports Speakers, Sports, Sports Motivation, Teamwork and Teambuilding, Writers and Journalists.
  • Where does John Kruk travel from?

    John Kruk generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is John Kruk’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like John Kruk for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John Kruk for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host John Kruk or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

John Kruk is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as One on One with John Kruk. The estimated speaking fee range to book John Kruk for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. John Kruk generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mitch Williams, Curt Schilling, Chris Berman, Rick Sutcliffe and John Smoltz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John Kruk for an upcoming live or virtual event.

John Kruk Speaking Topics

  • One on One with John Kruk

John Kruk Speaker Videos

  • ESPN: #NotPictured John Kruk

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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