Saturday, February 19, 2011

Keith Moreland Takes Over for Ron Santo in Cubs' Radio Booth

by FanHouse Staff

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Keith MorelandKeith Moreland will take Ron Santo's place on the Cubs' radio broadcast team, and he knows exactly what he's getting into as he steps in for the beloved announcer.

"I'm not a replacement for Ron Santo -- he's impossible to replace," Moreland said in a statement released Wednesday. "All I can do is be me and strive to connect and build a relationship with Cubs fans everywhere."

Santo, who died in December after years of battling various illnesses, spent 20 years in the Cubs' broadcast booth.

Though not quite as entrenched in Cubdom as his predecessor, Wrigley Field fans already are familiar with Moreland. He spent 1982-87 with the Cubs, playing mostly in the outfield but also seeing time at first base, third base and catcher. He also played for the Phillies (who originally drafted him), Padres, Tigers and Orioles.


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