2/16 Moreland to join Hughes at WGN Radio
WGN Radio Wednesday announced Keith Moreland is the new analyst for Cubs radio broadcasts, taking over for the late Ron Santo. Moreland replaces Ron Santo, who died in December.
“I’m elated,” Moreland said Wednesday. “That’s the only word I can use. I hate to be sitting in this seat because nobody can replace Ron Santo. He was a great friend and a tremendous Cub fan. I can’t do anything but try to be myself.”
Moreland played for the Cubs from 1982-87, as well as the Phillies, Padres, Tigers and Orioles. A native of Dallas, he was a catcher, third baseman and outfielder. The Cubs are special to him and said his favorite game in 1984 was the “Sandberg Game” when Ryne Sandberg hit two game-tying homers off the Cardinals’ Bruce Sutter.
“When you go back and look at your career, it was such an incredible place to be a part of,” Moreland said.
The first WGN Radio broadcast will be Feb. 27, when the Cubs open Cactus League play.
Moreland is optimistic, just like all Cubs fans.
“Before my lifetime is over, we’re going to win a World Series, I’m a firm believer of that,” Moreland said.
— Carrie Muskat