This date in Kernels alumni history – November 9, 2004 – Bob Brenly was hired by the Chicago Cubs.

This date in Kernels alumni history – November 9, 2004 – Bob Brenly was hired by the Chicago Cubs.
Brenly recently signed on to work the broadcast booth for the Arizona Diamondbacks along side former ESPN personality Steve Berthiaume starting in 2013.

The Sprouting News

On November 9, 2004, Bob Brenly (1977) was hired by the Chicago Cubs to broadcast their games on WGN replacing longtime fixture Steve Stone in the booth.

Bob Brenly (Cedar Rapids Hall of Fame class of 2011) is a former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball. The burly right-hander was signed by the San Francisco Giants as a third baseman out of Ohio University (where he tied Mike Schmidt’s single-season HR record), then switched to catcher in 1979, his fourth pro season. He played for the Cedar Rapids Giants in 1977, hitting .271 with 22 HR and 73 RBI in 136 games. Brenly won the Giants’ starting catching job in 1984, hitting .291 with 20 HR and 80 RBI. In game four of the 1987 NLCS he homered off the Cardinals’ Danny Cox.

Bob Brenly was selected to manage the Arizona Diamondbacks in October of 2000. He led…

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