Talent Card Sciambi

 

Jon “Boog” Sciambi

Sciambi joined Marquee Sports Network as television play-by-play announcer on January 4, 2021. Sciambi previously served as a radio broadcaster with the Florida Marlins from 1997-2004 and as the lead play-by-play television announcer for the Atlanta Braves from 2007-09. Beginning in 2010, he joined ESPN full-time, serving in numerous roles with the network, most prominently as the voice of ESPN Sunday Night Baseball for MLB on ESPN Radio, and as the regular play-by-play voice on Wednesday Night Baseball telecasts for ESPN since 2014.

During his time at ESPN, Sciambi has contributed to ESPN Radio’s MLB World Series coverage as an on-site studio host, while providing post-game, on-field interviews for ESPN’s SportsCenter. He also has held play-by-play duties for both the College and Little League World Series. His time at the network dates to 2005, when he began doing play-by-play for select college basketball and MLB games, and he has continued in play-by-play for both sports during his tenure at ESPN. In addition to his play-by-play duties at Marquee, he will continue to serve as a multiplatform broadcaster for ESPN.

“Boog” is on the Board of Directors for Project Main St., a charity dedicated to providing financial assistance to people living with ALS. The charity was created in 2006 by one of Jon’s childhood friends, Tim Sheehy, who passed away from the disease in 2007. For more information and to help support grants for individuals living with ALS, please visit here.

Twitter: @BoogSciambi

Talent Card Deshaies

 

Jim Deshaies

Deshaies joined the Chicago Cubs broadcast booth as a color commentator in 2013, and 2021 marks his ninth season calling Cubs games. Deshaies was part of Marquee’s first game broadcast as he was in the booth for the Cubs Spring Training victory at Sloan Park, February 22, 2020. Prior to joining the Cubs, “JD” spent 16 seasons in the same role with the Houston Astros, receiving a 2010 Lone Star Emmy for Broadcast Excellence.

A 12-year major league veteran, the left-handed hurler posted a 4.14 ERA in 257 games (253 starts) with the Yankees (1984), Astros (1985-91), Padres (1992), Twins (1993, 1994), Giants (1993) and Phillies (1995). In 1986, he set a club rookie record with 12 wins for the West Division champion Houston Astros, while setting a modern-day major league record, September 23 of that season, as he struck out the first eight batters he faced in the start. His 61 victories with the Astros are fifth-most in franchise history among left-handed pitchers, and he was on the ballot in 1999 as one of the starting pitchers on the Astros All-Astrodome Team.

Twitter: @JimDeshaies

Talent Card Wright

 

Cole Wright

Wright joined Marquee Sports Network as a studio host upon the launch of the network in 2020. He serves as the primary host for Cubs pregame and postgame coverage on Cubs Live!, while hosting and contributing to additional original Marquee programs, including Cubs 360 and Cubs Classics. Wright spent the previous five years as an anchor and host with NFL Network. He previously covered high school and college sports in Texas and Louisiana, while spending time with ESPN, Fox Sports 1, NESN and SportsNet LA.

A Chicago-area native and lifelong Cubs fan, Wright attended Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Illinois, before graduating from Briar Cliff University (Iowa) with a degree in communications.

Twitter: @ColeWright

Talent Card Mcgregor

 

Taylor McGregor

McGregor joined Marquee Sports Network as the field reporter upon the launch of the network in 2020, and contributes to the network through multiple platforms, including as host of Cubs 360 as well as pregame and postgame coverage. McGregor previously was an on-field reporter for the Colorado Rockies with AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain for two seasons and continues in a role with ESPN doing college football games in the fall.

A proud graduate of the University of Arkansas, McGregor is a native of Golden, Colorado. Her father, Keli, was a former NFL player and served as President of the Colorado Rockies from 2001 until his passing in 2010.

Twitter: @Taylor_McGregor

Talent Card Dempster 2

 

Ryan Dempster

Dempster joined Marquee Sports Network as a game analyst and studio host upon the launch of the network in 2020. In April 2020, he premiered Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster presented by Sloan, a late-night style talk show airing on Friday nights on Marquee Sports Network. He also serves as a game analyst during select Chicago Cubs games in addition to serving on additional Marquee Sports Network programming.

Dempster began his MLB career with the Florida Marlins (1998-2002) and Cincinnati Reds (2002-2003) before spending nine seasons with the Chicago Cubs (2004-2012). After spending one season with the Texas Rangers (2012), he joined the Boston Red Sox in 2013 and won a World Series championship in his final season in the majors.

In 2000, Ryan received the James “Tip” O’Neill Award from the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, and he was the Chicago Cubs’ nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award for community service in 2006 and 2008. A native of Gibsons, British Columbia, Dempster was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019.

Twitter: @Dempster46

Talent Card Sanberg

 

Ryne Sandberg

Sandberg is an analyst for Marquee Sports Network. “Ryno” was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005 following a 16-season playing career, including 15 seasons with the Chicago Cubs. During his distinguished career, he was a 10-time All-Star, nine-time Gold Glove Award winner, seven-time Silver Slugger and 1984 N.L. MVP. All told, he hit 282 home runs, the most-ever by a Cubs second baseman. His number 23 was retired by the Cubs in 2005.

A native of Spokane, Washington, Sandberg was selected by the Phillies in the 20th round of the 1978 draft and was traded to Chicago prior to the 1982 season. Following his playing career, he served as a manager in the Cubs minor league system and managed parts of three seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies from 2013-15. He currently serves as a Cubs ambassador, taking an active role in Cubs charities and community events.

 

Talent Card Menaker

 

Elise Menaker

Menaker joined Marquee Sports Network as a field reporter and studio host in February of 2020, contributing to game broadcasts and hosting pregame and postgame shows.  Menaker also serves as a studio host, football sideline reporter and softball analyst for Big Ten Network, where she has worked since 2017.

Menaker graduated from Cornell University where she was a four-year starter on the softball team and was named to the Cornell Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2020.  Menaker won back-to-back Ivy League championships, was a three-time First-Team All-Ivy League pick and graduated with Cornell’s career record for doubles and ranks top five all-time in home runs, slugging percentage, RBI, runs scored and batting average. Upon graduation, she played professional softball in Sweden.  Following her softball career, she covered Illinois High School Association events for NBC Sports Chicago and worked as a Reporter for KMIZ-TV (ABC/FOX) in Columbia, Mo., an Anchor/Reporter for WAND-TV (NBC) in Decatur, Ill. and a Sports Anchor/Reporter for WTMJ-TV (NBC) in Milwaukee, Wisc.  She received her Master of Science degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Twitter: @EliseMenaker

Talent Card Glanville

 

Doug Glanville

Glanville, a nine-year MLB veteran, is a Marquee Sports Network analyst and the host of Class is in Session with Doug Glanville presented by UI Health, a half-hour panel show exploring the intersection between sports and larger society. Glanville was selected by the Cubs in the first round of the 1991 MLB draft and made his major league debut with Chicago in 1996. After spending five-plus seasons with Philadelphia and Texas, he returned to the Cubs in 2003 and hit a go-ahead triple in the 11th inning of Game Three of the NLCS against the Marlins.

Glanville is a frequent contributor to numerous outlets, including ESPN, the New York Times and The Athletic, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of The Game From Where I Stand, an inside look at the human side of the game of baseball, and is outspoken on topics relating to the human condition, including culture, diversity, overcoming adversity and community building. Glanville is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Twitter: @dougglanville

Talent Card Myers

 

Chris Myers

Myers is an Emmy Award-winning broadcaster with more than 30 years of broadcasting experience at the highest levels of sport. He is the host of Chris & Tell presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, airing on Marquee Sports Network, a half-hour interview show featuring in-depth conversations with sports stars and celebrities. Chris will also serve as play-by-play announcer for a select number of games this season, and contribute to additional studio programming. Since joining Fox Sports in 1998, he has covered the World Series and Super Bowl, and is a regular play-by-play commentator on Fox NFL Sundays. He also contributes to NASCAR on Fox coverage, hosting weekly live coverage from the track.

Prior to joining Fox in 1998, he worked for 11 years at ESPN, serving as an anchor on SportsCenter and the host of the sports interview show Up Close. Myers majored in radio and television at Florida International University and Miami Dade Community College.

Twitter: @The_ChrisMyers

Talent Card Mowins

 

Beth Mowins

Mowins has been a broadcaster for ESPN since 1994, calling primarily men’s and women’s college sports, and in 2017 she became the first woman in 30 years to call a National Football League game. She has been the voice of the Women’s Softball College World Series for more than 20 years. A 1989 graduate of Lafayette College, Mowins was a three-time all-conference basketball selection and is a member of the Lafayette College Maroon Club Hall of Fame. She earned her master’s in communications from Syracuse University and was inducted into the Greater Syracuse Hall of Fame in 2009.

Mowins will serve as play-by-play announcer for a select number of Cubs games this season, becoming the first woman to serve as play-by-play voice in Chicago Cubs history.

Twitter: @bethmowins

Talent Card Hughes

 

Pat Hughes

Hughes is the Chicago Cubs radio play-by-play voice for 670 The Score, in his 26th season calling Cubs games. He is a nine-time recipient of the Illinois Sportscaster of the Year Award and in 2017 was the recipient of the Ring Lardner Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism in the broadcast category. Prior to joining the Cubs, he spent 12 seasons on the Milwaukee Brewers radio network from 1984-95. In 1983, he served as the TV voice of the Minnesota Twins.

Hughes will serve as play-by-play voice for a select number of games on Marquee Sports Network this season, his first MLB television work since the 1983 campaign.

 

Talent Card Marshall

 

Sean Marshall

Marshall is a studio and game analyst for Marquee Sports Network. Sean was drafted by the Cubs in the sixth round of the 2003 draft and made his major league debut with Chicago in 2006. He appeared in six seasons with the club from 2006-11, posting a 3.96 ERA in 292 appearances, including 59 starts. All told, he played nine major league seasons, including three with the Reds, retiring following the 2014 season.

Twitter: @SeanMarshall45

Talent Card Sweeney

 

Ryan Sweeney

Sweeney is a studio analyst for Marquee Sports Network. Sweeney played nine major league seasons, including his final two seasons with the Cubs from 2013-14. With Chicago, he batted .258 with nine homers and 39 RBI in 147 games. All told, in nine major league seasons with the White Sox (2006-07), Athletics (2008-11), Red Sox (2012) and Cubs, he hit .276 with 23 homers and 224 RBI in 682 games.

 

Talent Card Pena

 

Carlos Peña

Peña is an analyst for Marquee Sports Network. Peña played 14 major league seasons and was named an American League All-Star in 2009 with Tampa Bay as he hit 39 homers and drove in 100 runs. He totaled 286 homers in his career, reaching at least 30 homers and 100 RBI in three-straight seasons from 2007-09. He played for the Cubs in 2011, hitting 28 homers and driving in 80 runs. In 14 seasons, he played for eight clubs and retired following the 2014 season.

Twitter: @Plakata

 

Talent Card Derosa

 

Mark DeRosa

DeRosa is an analyst for Marquee Sports Network. DeRosa played 16 major league seasons from 1998-2013, including two seasons with the Chicago, playing a pivotal role in the Cubs’ back-to-back N.L. Central titles in 2007 and 2008. During those two seasons, he batted .289 with 31 homers and 159 RBI in 298 games, appearing in 149 games each season. All told, he batted a combined .268 with 100 homers in 1,241 major league games with eight clubs, including seven seasons with the Braves.

Twitter: @markdero7

 

Talent Card Sutcliffe

 

Rick Sutcliffe

Sutcliffe is an analyst for Marquee Sports Network. The “Red Baron” went 82-65 with a 3.74 ERA in 193 games with the Cubs from 1984-1991. After being traded from Cleveland to Chicago in the middle of the 1984 season, he proceeded to go 16-1 with a 2.69 ERA in 20 starts to finish the season, earning the N.L. Cy Young Award. In 18 major league seasons with five clubs, Sutcliffe went 171-139 with a 4.08 ERA and was a three-time All-Star and 1979 N.L. Rookie of the Year with the Dodgers.

 

Talent Card Grace

 

Mark Grace

Grace is an analyst for Marquee Sports Network. Grace played 16 major league seasons, including 13 years with the Cubs from 1998-2000. With the Cubs, he batted .308 with 456 doubles, 148 homers and 1,004 RBI, earning four Gold Glove Awards and three All-Star nods. Selected by Chicago in the 24th round of the 1985 draft out of San Diego State University, Grace batted at least .300 in five-straight seasons from 1995-1999, including a career-best .331 mark in 1996.

 

Talent Card Plesac

 

Dan Plesac

Plesac is an analyst for Marquee Sports Network. A left-handed pitcher, Dan played 18 seasons in the majors, including two seasons with the Cubs from 1993-94. He made his major league debut in 1986 with Milwaukee and appeared with the Brewers (1986-92), Cubs, Pirates (1995-96), Blue Jays (1997-99, 2001-02), Diamondbacks (1999-2000) and Phillies (2002-03). He posted a 3.64 ERA in 1,064 games, all but 14 as a reliever.

Twitter: @Plesac19

Talent Card Piniella

 

Lou Piniella

Piniella is an analyst for Marquee Sports Network. “Sweet Lou” managed the Cubs from 2007-10, leading the club to consecutive division titles in his first two seasons at the helm. In three-plus seasons on the north side, he went 316-293 (.519). One of the all-time winningest managers in major league history, Piniella managed 23 seasons with the Yankees (1986-88), Reds (1990-92), Mariners (1993-2002), Rays (2003-05) and Cubs, and earned a World Series championship in 1990 with Cincinnati. He also played 18 seasons in the majors, batting .291 in 1,747 games with Baltimore (1964), Cleveland (1968), Kansas City (1969-73) and the Yankees (1974-84).

 

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