Keith Moreland informed 720 WGN Radio on Wednesday that he would not be returning to the Cubs radio booth for a fourth season. Moreland cited family reasons for his decision to step down.
Keith Moreland filled in for Ron Santo on occasion prior to Santo’s death in December of 2010. Moreland was hired full time the following February.
Keith Moreland told the WGN staff, “I would like to thank the fans, the folks at WGN Radio, my colleagues in the booth, the Ricketts family and the Cubs for this great opportunity. After spending three years doing it, I’ve simply decided that I want to spend more time at home in Texas.”
Moreland played for the Cubs from 1982-1987 and Zonk was a big part of the 1984 National League East Championship team.
The Cubs will work with WGN Radio to find a replacement for Keith Moreland to be the color analyst for the great Pat Hughes.