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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

John Martin Kruk is an American former professional baseball first baseman and outfielder. Kruk played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies, and Chicago White Sox from 1986 through 1995. During his career, he was a three-time MLB All-Star. After retiring as a player, Kruk became a baseball analyst for ESPN. He is now a color commentator for Phillies' games on NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Raised in West Virginia, Kruk played baseball throughout high school and then continued playing at Potomac State College and at Allegany Community College. He began his professional career with the San Diego Padres in 1981 but didn't make his debut until 1986.

In 1987, he hit .313 with 20 home runs and 91 RBI, and stole 18 bases, showing surprising speed for someone of his build, although he was caught ten times. He was a backup on the National League All-Star Team in the Nintendo game, R.B.I. Baseball.

Kruk was then traded to the Philadelphia Phillies during the 1989 season where he was primarily a first baseman.

During Spring training in 1994, Kruk was diagnosed with testicular cancer, which ultimately resulted in the removal of one testicle. Additionally, weight gain and the astroturf at Veterans Stadium exacerbated his knee problems, and he was then granted free agency.

Kruk went on to sign with the Chicago White Sox but retired shortly after. He finished his 10-year career with a .300 batting average and exactly 100 home runs. Kru is one of only five major league baseball players to retire with exactly 100 home runs (as of 2009).

Since retirement, Kruk has authored a book called "I Ain't an Athlete, Lady," and has turned to broadcasting the game. In 2004, he was hired by ESPN as an analyst on "Baseball Tonight." He also writes an ESPN column called "Chewing the Fat."

Kruk had a role in the movie "The Fan" with Robert DeNiro and Wesley Snipes.

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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

John Martin Kruk is an American former professional baseball first baseman and outfielder. Kruk played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies, and Chicago White Sox from 1986 through 1995. During his career, he was a three-time MLB All-Star. After retiring as a player, Kruk became a baseball analyst for ESPN. He is now a color commentator for Phillies' games on NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Raised in West Virginia, Kruk played baseball throughout high school and then continued playing at Potomac State College and at Allegany Community College. He began his professional career with the San Diego Padres in 1981 but didn't make his debut until 1986.

In 1987, he hit .313 with 20 home runs and 91 RBI, and stole 18 bases, showing surprising speed for someone of his build, although he was caught ten times. He was a backup on the National League All-Star Team in the Nintendo game, R.B.I. Baseball.

Kruk was then traded to the Philadelphia Phillies during the 1989 season where he was primarily a first baseman.

During Spring training in 1994, Kruk was diagnosed with testicular cancer, which ultimately resulted in the removal of one testicle. Additionally, weight gain and the astroturf at Veterans Stadium exacerbated his knee problems, and he was then granted free agency.

Kruk went on to sign with the Chicago White Sox but retired shortly after. He finished his 10-year career with a .300 batting average and exactly 100 home runs. Kru is one of only five major league baseball players to retire with exactly 100 home runs (as of 2009).

Since retirement, Kruk has authored a book called "I Ain't an Athlete, Lady," and has turned to broadcasting the game. In 2004, he was hired by ESPN as an analyst on "Baseball Tonight." He also writes an ESPN column called "Chewing the Fat."

Kruk had a role in the movie "The Fan" with Robert DeNiro and Wesley Snipes.

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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 speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment 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. 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 according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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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