Bob Brenly Bio | Wiki
Bob Brenly is an American former baseball player, Manager, Coach, and sportscaster. During his professional baseball career, he played for San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays, and San Francisco Giants. Bob is also a 2001 World Series champion and 1984 All-Star. He is also included in the San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame. As of now, he serves as a color commentator for Diamondbacks broadcasts.
Bob Brenly Age
He was born on February 25, 1954, in Coshocton, Ohio in the United States. Bob is 68 years old.
Bob Brenly Height
He is a man of tall stature. Bob stands at 5 ft 9 in tall (Approx 1.8 m).
Bob Brenly Family
He was born to his father and mother in Coshocton, Ohio in the United States. He holds an American nationality and is of caucasian ethnicity. Bob has not gone public with retails regarding his parents and whether he has any siblings.
Bob Brenly Wife
He is happily married to his beautiful wife Joan Brenly on August 10, 1974. Bob has two sons Michael who was first drafted in 2004 and 2008 and played for Boston Red Sox and Cubs minor leagues from 2008 to 2015. His other son Brenly also took the position as the assistant bullpen catcher in the Boston organization and currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Bob Brenly Education
Upon graduating with his high school diploma, Bob enrolled at Ohio University in Athens where he was a member of the Bobcats baseball team. He graduated from the University in 1997 making a school record of 10 home runs in a single college season and earned All-America honors. Bob was later placed in the 1987 Kermit Blosser Ohio Athletics Hall of Fame.
Bob Brenly Baseball
He joined San Francisco Giants in 1976 as a free agent and his first major league debut was in 1981. In 1983 he replaced Milt May as the Giants starting catcher posting a .224 batting average along with 7 home runs and 34 runs batted in. Moreover, during the 1984 game season, he played his best game earning a spot as a reserve player for the National League in the 1984 All-Star game.
Bob participated in the 1986 National League catchers with a .995 fielding percentage, committing only 3 errors as a catcher in 101 games emerging in the third position at the National League Western Division. In addition, during the 1987 game season, the Giants won the National League Western Division title. However, he appeared in a post-season game in the 1987 National League Championship Series.
During the season, the Giants lost the game to the St. Louis Cardinals in a seven-game series with hit .235 with 1 home run and 2 runs. In 1989 he became a free agent and was hired by Toronto Blue Jays, however, during the half-season, he was released by the team. The San Francisco Giants re-signed him and after more than 12 games re retired at the age of 35 at the end of the 1989 season. Bob retired having played in 871 games, accumulating 647 hits in 2615 at-bats for a .247 career batting average along with 91 home runs and 333 runs batted in.
Bob Brenly Coach and Manager
He worked as San Francisco Giants coach under manager Roger Craig and later Dusty Baker who replaced Craig as manager. Bob later moved to Arizona Diamondbacks and became the team’s manager after Buck Showalter left. He leads his team to the 2001 World Series. However, he was dismissed in mid-2004 after leading the team to repetition as Western Division champions in 2002.
Bob Brenly Surgery | Illness | Medical Condition
Bob is healthy and not suffering from any medical condition. However, he missed Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers to be with his ailing wife but returned in the fifth inning. He said, “My wife took ill last night’‘ and “She’s under a doctor’s care right now. Things are looking much better, but I’m on my way there as soon as we get done here.”
Bob Brenly Diamondbacks | WGN
Bob serves as a color commentator for Diamondbacks broadcasts at WGN. However, on June 4, 2021, he took a week’s voluntary leave of absence, to undergo sensitivity training after a comment at Marcus Stroman, a New York Mets pitcher.
Prior to that, he was game analyst for the Yankees–Indians series in the ALDS and the Rockies–Diamondbacks series in the NLCS at TBS cable television network. Previously, he served as a color analyst for televised Chicago Cubs games teaming up with Len Kasper a play-by-play announcer since 2004.
He first joined the sportscasting career as a baseball analyst for Fox in 1996. Bob also called 1996, 1998, and 2000 World Series alongside Tim McCarver and Joe Buck untill 2000.
Some of Bob’s colleagues at WGN include:
Marcus Leshock – Anchor and Reporter
Julie Unruh – Reporter
Marni Hughes – Anchor
Tom Skilling – Meteorologist
Tom Negovan – Anchor and Reporter
Bob Brenly Salary
He is currently receiving a decent income as a color commentator. Bob’s salary is $81,899 annually.
Bob Brenly Net Worth
He has earned a decent fortune through his professional baseball career, sports journalism, and coaching. Bob’s net worth is $2.45 Million.
How Tall Is Bob Brenly
He is a man of tall stature 5 ft 9 in.
How Old Is Bob Brenly
Bob is 68 years old born on February 25, 1954, in Coshocton, Ohio in the USA.