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Doug Glanville sails first pitch at Wrigley Field

Jul 20, 2011, 10:08 PM EDT

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ESPN’s Doug Glanville played nine major league seasons, posting a .277/.315/.380 career batting line and registering over 8,100 innings in the outfield during his time with the Cubs, Phillies and Rangers.

He’s thrown a lot of baseballs. A ton of baseballs. But the “first pitch” has made fools out of many former athletes and celebrities, and it couldn’t have gone much worse for Glanville before Wednesday’s game between the Phillies and Cubs at Wrigley Field.

CSNChicago.com has the video of Glanville’s throw, which sailed well over the glove of Cubs outfielder Tony Campana and then bounced off Wrigley’s famous brick backstop. “If there was a mascot for the Cubs, which there isn’t, he would have been hit in the back of the head,” Glanville later joked with broadcasters Len Kasper and Bob Brenly.

  1. royalsfaninfargo - Jul 20, 2011 at 10:16 PM

    Wow, thats pretty bad. Especially for a former big leaguer. He is being a good sport about it. I dont think it can compare to John Wall’s for shear awfulness.

  2. shawon0meter - Jul 21, 2011 at 9:16 AM

    I’d still take that over Doug Davis

  3. bleedgreen - Jul 21, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    Better than baba booey.

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