By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
One key member of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball team was missing from the broadcast. Orel Hershiser was off covering the Little League World Series, so he was not able to appear.
And the other analyst left on a stretcher, so Dan Schulman and Curt Schilling had to lead the broadcast. John Kruk, the former Major League Baseball first baseman, was seen leaving the press box at Dodger Stadium on a stretcher.
He was conscious, as he was leaving on the stretcher. At the time, we know very little about his condition.
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Kruk left after feeling dizzy, and would later be diagnosed with being dehydrated. ESPN would release a statement, saying, “His vital signs are stable and he’s in good spirits. We wish him a speedy recovery.”
ESPN did not state how long Kruk will be sidelined with his medical condition. At this time, it is not clear if he will return next Sunday or take some time off before returning to the booth.
The 52-year-old is most remembered for his playing career with the Philadelphia Phillies. He was a three-time All-Star for the Phillies, appearing in the 1991 through 1993 All-Star games.
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He had a .300 batting average with 100 home runs and 592 RBIs in his career.
After leaving baseball, Kruk has been a baseball analyst for ESPN since the 2004 season.
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