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Bob Brenly is an engaging speaker who shares his experiences from Major League Baseball (MLB) with humor and wit. As a MLB player he was an All-Star catcher whose leadership helped the San Francisco Giants win a division title in 1987. In 2001, as a manager in his inaugural year, Bob Brenly led the Arizona Diamondbacks to a World Series championship.
As a player and coach Bob Brenly spent twelve years in the San Francisco Giants organization making his Major League debut in August 1981. He was named to the 1984 All-Star team and led the 1987 Giants to the National League West Division Title. He signed a free agent contract with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1989 and played with the Blue Jays through July. He then rejoined the San Francisco organization in August and finished his playing career in September as a Giant. He retired as a player after the 1989 season. Bob Brenly joined Rodger Craig's staff in 1992 as bullpen coach for the San Francisco Giants and stayed with the Giants through the 1995 season as a coach on manager Dusty Baker's staff.
Highlights of Bob Brenly's career include:
Being named the second manager in Arizona Diamondbacks franchise history in October 2000, and leading Arizona to the World Series in their fourth year of operation, a Major League record.
Becoming only the fourth manager in the history of MLB to win the World Series in his first year of managing.
Serving as the Diamondback's manager from 2001 through 2004, winning the National League title in 2001, and the National League Division Titles in 2001 and 2002, therefore becoming baseball's second manger to win consecutive division titles in his first two seasons.
Finishing with a 303-262 record (.536 winning percentage).
Managing the National League in the 2002 All-Star game in Milwaukee, called one of the most exciting midsummer classics ever played.
Beginning his broadcast career with WGN Radio in Chicago in 1990, working with Thom Brennaman and Harry Caray.
Joining FOX Network in 1996 to become one of network television's lead announcers working the network's marquee Game of the Week as well as the All-Star Game, League Championship Series (LCS) and the World Series, plus teaming with Tim McCarver and Joe Buck to do post season games.
Joining Thom Brennaman in 1998 to broadcast Arizona Diamondback baseball.
Continuing nationally televised games for FOX Network in 2005.
Bob Brenly has been successful at many levels. He is a television broadcast analyst for the Chicago Cubs and the Fox Network. The corporate world relates to successful athletes because their attributes parallel many aspects of corporate success: discipline, integrity, achieving goals, and designing strategies to achieve these goals. As a speaker, Bob Brenly draws from his accomplishments in athletics and broadcast, relating these experiences to the corporate world in an entertaining manner.