Originally written on Sports Mockery  |  Last updated 12/26/14
Teaneck, New Jersey native and former Chicago Cubs Doug Glanville had pretty good career as an outfielder for the Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, and the Texas Rangers. Life after baseball has been just as good to Glanville as he serves as President of GK Alliance LLC, and has a variety of other ventures going on in his life.   Playing Career   Doug Glanville played in the MLB for a total of 9 seasons and ended his career with a .277 batting average, 1,100 hits, and 59 homeruns. One of Glanville’s most memorable moments came when he was a Chicago Cub. In the 11th inning in Game 3 of the 2003 NL Championship game, Glanville hit the game winning triple for the Cubs. The Cubs would go on to lose the series, but regardless was still a memorable moment for Glanville.   In 2005, Glanville signed a one-day contract with the Philadelphia Phillies so he could retire with the team he grew up cheering for, and played for. Glanville ended his career with a streak of 293 consecutive games without a fielding error. Ask any major league outfielder about that feat, and they will say that that is very impressive.   GK Alliance LLC   Off the field, Glanville is President of GK Alliance LLC, which is a multi-faceted consulting company that provides the intellectual capital to help emerging businesses get off the ground and improve. Based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, GK is a full service business consulting company. They specialize in web development, diversity training, and franchising. GK analyzes business models and try to help set up that business to succeed. Glanville is responsible for seeking and promoting new business initiatives.   Furthermore, under GK Alliance are three other companies that Glanville oversees as well, Mech Technologies, James Ramos Consulting, and Glanville-Koshul Homes. These companies make up the multi-dimensional consulting company of GK Alliance LLC.   Better Writer than Ball Player?   In addition, Glanville is not only a successful entrepreneur, but an accomplished writer as well. Times Books published Glanville’s book, The Game From Where I Stand, in May of 2010, and it offers a revealing look inside the mind of a professional baseball player. Glanville describes how a player deals with every aspect of life while playing baseball, including; how players deal with their families, injuries, pregame rituals, fights between players, steroids, and everything in between the day-to-day life in the major leagues.   In 2010, Glanville talked to Chicago Mag about his book and had this to say: “I want to be the bridge from a professional athlete’s world to the boy next door. I was raised in a house on a cul-de-sac. I probably broke your window playing Wiffleball. I’m still that same guy. That’s what I want to share with people.” ESPN The University of Pennsylvania, the Ivy League institute Glanville graduated from, has afforded Doug several opportunities. Glanville is a guest columnist for the New York Times, and works for ESPN. On ESPN, you can catch Glanville on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight, SportsCenter, and ESPN Radio as a baseball analyst.   Doug Glanville had a very successful baseball career, but I think what he is doing now off the field is even more amazing. He is bringing the baseball fan into the mind of a player through his writing and television through multiple media outlets.   Respected baseball writer Jayson Stark said: “His pieces are so human. You don’t need to be a baseball fan to relate to them or to understand them. That’s what separates Doug from other ex-players who have written about baseball. Sure, some of them have been good with words. But they mostly tell a bunch of entertaining baseball war stories. Doug goes to another place altogether.”   With his successful writing career, being a baseball analyst, and having success as an entrepreneur, Doug Glanville has a long career ahead of him off of the field.   Author informationDan CunnaneFeatured Columnist at Sports Mockery Written by Dan Cunnane - If you have any questions or comments please contact info@sportsmockery.com - Thank you for reading.TwitterFacebookGoogle+The post Doug Glanville’s Business Ventures After Baseball appeared first on Sports Mockery.
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