John Kruk Net Worth

June 9, 2023
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John Martin Kruk was born on the 9th February 1961, in Charleston, West Virginia USA, and is a former Major League Baseball(MLB) player, in the positions of first baseman and outfielder from 1986 to 1995. Since 2001, he has been working as a baseball analyst; currently, he works in the “Baseball Tonight” program aired on the ESPN channel. Kruk was inducted into the Philadelphia Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011.

How much is the net worth of John Kruk? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is equal to $25 million, as of the data presented in the late 2016. Sport is the main source of Kruk’s fortune.

John Kruk Net Worth $25 Million

To begin with, he grew up in Keyser, West Virginia, and was educated at Keyser High School where he began playing competitive baseball. Later, he went on studying and playing baseball at Potomac State College and Allegany Community College.

Concerning his professional career, he played in San Diego Padres from 1986 to 1989; the biggest breakthrough is the career of Kruk was in 1987, when showing surprising speed he managed to hit .313 making 20 home runs and 91 RBI, plus stealing 18 bases. In 1989, he was exchanged for Chris James to the Philadelphia Phillies. Unfortunately, John was diagnosed with testicular cancer during the spring training in 1994, and had to undergo surgery and treatment, however, he signed as a free agent after the 1994 season. In 1995, he played one game representing the Chicago White Sox, after which he decided to retire, having wonderful statistics of exactly 100 home runs and a .300 batting average; he batted in 592 runs overall.

In 2001, Kruk coached the minor league team the Phillies’ AA, but after one season he decided not to continue his career. Since 2001, he has been working as an analyst for “The Best Damn Sports Show Period” and “Major League Baseball on Fox”. ESPN hired him for “Baseball Tonight” in 2004. Moreover, he has his own column entitled “Chewing the Fat” published on the site of ESPN. In 2010, he again worked as a coach for one season, with the National League team in the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game.

Moreover, John Kruk has created several roles as an actor. He was in the main cast of the sports thriller film “The Fan” (1996) by Tony Scott. Then, he created minor roles in the films “The Sandlot: Heading Home” (1997) by William Dear and “American Pastime” (2007) by Desmond Nakano. He voiced himself in the episode of the series “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” (2008).

Furthermore, he has published a book “I Ain’t an Athlete, Lady” (1994), which added somewhat to his net worth.

To conclude, all the previously mentioned engagements have added significant sums to the total size of John Kruk net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of the retired baseball player and sports analyst, John Kruk has been married to Melissa McLoughlin since 2000 – they have two sons.

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