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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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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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  • How to book John Kruk?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John Kruk for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form 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 pricing information and check availability for John Kruk or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book John Kruk?

    Booking fees for John Kruk, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John Kruk, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for John Kruk?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John Kruk for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent 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. Fill out the booking request form 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 talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John Kruk or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John Kruk or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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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.

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