Doug Glanville

March 29–30, 2021


Doug Glanville is a rare breed—a combination of outstanding athletic ability, intellect and down-to-earth ease that makes him relatable to people from all walks of life. Raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, Glanville graduated from the school of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He was the first African American Ivy League graduate to play in MLB. A nine-year Major League Baseball veteran, Glanville was a first round draft pick by the Chicago Cubs which led to his long career with the Cubs, Texas Rangers, and the Philadelphia Phillies. After retiring from baseball in 2005, Glanville began sharing his experience and knowledge through his writing, speaking, and sports commentary. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Game from Where I Stand: A Ballplayer’s Inside View. Glanville is also nominated by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for a 2021 Sports Emmy Award (The Dick Schaap Outstanding Writing Award – Short Form) for his “Enough” video essay produced in collaboration with ESPN’s Outside The Lines, E60, an SportsCenter. Currently, Glanville is a baseball analyst for ESPN’s many baseball- and sports-centered shows including Sports Center, Baseball Tonight, and other ESPN programming. He is also a baseball analyst for Marquee Sports Network where he covers the Chicago Cubs and hosts and produces the show “Class is in Session with Doug Glanville,” a show concept he created. The monthly show explores the challenging issues in the world of sports with guests who are experts on the topics in discussion.

Glanville teaches a course at the University of Connecticut titled “Sport in Society.” The highly praised course examines the relationship between sports, celebrity, and its impact on society. In addition, Glanville co-hosts a weekly dive into baseball with colleague Jayson Stark on their podcast titled “Starkville” appearing on The Athletic’s Baseball Show and also available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Audible. He is a contributor to ESPN.com, The Athletic, The Undefeated, and New York Times where he offers insight about baseball and how the sport translates to everyday life. His work has also appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, U.S. News and World Report, Time Magazine, and El Nuevo Día, as well as other publications.

Glanville is a guest speaker throughout the country and has appeared in numerous media outlets. He brings a distinct perspective and challenges his audience to rethink conventional wisdom and discover collaborative solutions. He is outspoken on topics relating to the human condition, including diversity, equity, inclusion, overcoming adversity, and building community. Glanville is a board member of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA). He is active in the community where he is committed to raising the quality of public education through school equity and enhanced programming to support students of diverse backgrounds and educational needs. His advocacy extends to public policy and community safety through his work with the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council and CEO Action for Racial Equity.