Big Names: Kruk Joins “Sunday Night Baseball” (Also: Marvin Miller, Rick Majerus)


ESPN MLB analyst John Kruk will join the “Sunday Night Baseball” team next season. In other news, former MLBPA leader Marvin Miller and former ESPN college basketball analyst Rick Majerus passed away last week.

  • Kruk Replaces Francona on “SNB”: ESPN announced Monday that Major League Baseball analyst John Kruk will replace the departed Terry Francona on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” next season. Kruk will work alongside analyst Orel Hershiser and play-by-play voice Dan Shulman. The Shulman-Hershiser-Kruk team will be the fifth different three-man team on “SNB” in as many seasons. (ESPN Media Zone)
  • Fmr. MLBPA Leader Miller Dies: Former MLB Players Association executive director Marvin Miller died last week at 95. During Miller’s sixteen-year tenure as MLBPA leader, the players won the dissolution of the restrictive reserve clause and the start of modern free agency. (The New York Times)
  • Fmr. ESPN Analyst Majerus Dies: Former ESPN college basketball analyst Rick Majerus died Saturday at age 64. Majerus, most recently the head men’s basketball coach at Saint Louis University, worked for ESPN from 2004 to 2007. (