11/6 Moreland to leave WGN Radio
Analyst Keith Moreland is leaving the Cubs radio broadcast booth to spend more time with his family, WGN Radio announced Wednesday. Moreland wrote a note to WGN Radio staff, thanking the fans, his colleagues and the Cubs for the opportunity.
“After spending three years doing it, I’ve simply decided that I want to spend more time at home in Texas,” Moreland said in his note.
Moreland, who played for the Cubs from 1982-87, joined play-by-play broadcaster Pat Hughes for the 2011 season, replacing popular Ron Santo, who was in the booth from 1990-2010. Santo died in December 2010.
Known as “Zonk,” Moreland, 59, played 12 seasons with the Phillies, Cubs, Padres, Tigers and Orioles, and won a World Series in 1980 with Philadelphia.
“He was fun to be around, insightful, and a team player,” Hughes said of Moreland in a statement. “Like our listeners, I feel like I learned a little more about baseball each day from him. I wish Keith all the best and I will miss him greatly.”
– Carrie Muskat