Source of Wealth:Sports, Baseball, MLB
Birth Place:Charleston, West Virginia
Full Name:John Martin Kruk
Date of Birth:February 9, 1961
Occupation:Former Baseball Player; Baseball Analyst for ESPN
Education:Keyser High School, Potomac State College and Allegany Community College
About John Martin Kruk
John Kruk is a former baseball player in the Major League Baseball (MLB) and he has an estimated net worth of $25 million. He is also the current baseball analyst for ESPN.
John Martin Kruk was born on February 9, 1961 in Charleston, West Virginia and grew up in Keyser, West Virginia. He attended Keyser High School, Potomac State College and Allegany Community College where he played baseball.
Martin began his professional career in 1981 with the San Diego Padres but made his debut in 1986. He made his breakthrough with the Padres in 1987 when he made .313 hit, 20 home runs, 91 RBIs and 18 bases stolen.
John Kruk was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies during the 1989 season and played during the 1991, 1992 and 1993 All-Star Game. He later moved to the American League as a designated hitter and signed with the Chicago White Sox.
Kruk retired on July 30, 1995 in a game at Baltimore’s Camden Yards stadium. His career ended with a .300 batting average with exactly 100 home runs. He is one of the only five MLB players to retire with exactly 100 home runs.
After his retirement, John Kruk was a contributor to Fox Sports Net’s The Best Damn Sports Show Period between 2001 and 2003. He served as TV and radio analyst for Comcast SportsNet and WPEN-AM, respectively, in 2003. He also worked in marketing and client relations for the Phillies. In the same year, he was named to the All-Vet team.
Kruk currently serves as an analyst on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball and Baseball Tonight. He joined the network in 2004 in a Spring Training telecast between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies. In March 2006, he provided game analysis for the World Baseball Classic and Spring Training telecasts on ESPN.
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