Doug Glanville spent three years on the diamond at Penn, and left a lasting impression before being drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 1991 Major League Baseball draft. However, even after he was drafted he returned to campus for each of the two fall semesters after that, completing his degree in systems engineering while also pursuing his pro baseball dream.

A three-year regular in the outfield for the Red and Blue, Glanville was a first-team All-Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League (EIBL) selection as a junior captain in 1991, when he had 58 hits to lead Penn. He also earned third-team All-America honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association, first-team GTE Academic All-America, and second-team ECAC Division I All-Star that year. As a sophomore in 1990, Glanville received honorable mention All-EIBL.

Glanville's 1991 hit total was second on the school's single-season list at the time, and remains fifth today. In 1989, Glanville scored 46 runs which was third on the single-season list then and is fourth today. In both 1989 and 1991, Glanville led all EIBL players in stolen bases in conference play.

The 1989 team that Glanville played on finished 29-11 -- setting a school record for wins that remains intact today -- and went 15-3 in the EIBL to earn the second of what would be three straight championships. That Quaker team then defeated Illinois in its first NCAA regional game, before losing to Arizona State and Lemoyne. In 1990, the Quakers went 23-17 overall and 13-5 in the EIBL, again winning the title. In the NCAAs that year, the Red and Blue sandwiched a win over UC-Santa Barbara around losses to Arizona State and Washington.

Glanville played for three teams at the Major League level -- the Cubs, the Texas Rangers, and his childhood favorites, the Philadelphia Phillies. Glanville ended his career in 2004 with exactly 1,100 hits, highlighted by the 1999 season when he batted .325 for the Phils and finished second in the National League in hits with 204, behind only Luis Gonzalez.

Glanville has been a contributing columnist to the New York Times the last few years, and in April he joined ESPN as a baseball analyst. In that position, he is expected to contribute to "Baseball Tonight,", and ESPN The Magazine. Glanville also has a book coming out, The Game from Where I Stand: A Ballplayer's Inside View, to be released next Tuesday (May 11).