Len Kasper, a Midwest native, begins his seventh season with the Cubs after doing Florida Marlins play-by-play for three years for Fox Sports Net. Prior to joining the Marlins, Len did play-by-play for select Milwaukee Brewers games from 1999-2001. Kasper's broadcast career also included a stint as the morning sports anchor at WTMJ in Milwaukee, Wis. He hosted pregame and halftime shows for the Green Bay Packers radio network and co-hosted a hot stove league show on the Brewers radio network. He spent nearly eight years working for WTMJ. Kasper graduated summa cum laude from Marquette University in 1993 with a degree in
public relations. He was born on Jan. 21, 1971, in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Len and his wife, Pam, have one son: Leo.
Jim joins the Cubs broadcast booth as the television analyst after spending the previous 16 seasons in the same role with the Houston Astros. He is a recipient of a 2010 Lone Star Emmy for Broadcast Excellence. Deshaies was selected by the Yankees in the 21st round of the 1982 draft out of LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., and played 12 years in the big leagues. He compiled an 84-95 record with a 4.14 ERA, 951 strikeouts and 575 walks in 257 games with the Yankees (1984), Astros (1985-91), Padres (1992), Twins (1993, 1994), Giants (1993) and Phillies (1995). He played on the Astros 1986 West Division championship team, setting a club rookie record with 12 wins while finishing seventh in the NL Rookie of the Year balloting. On Sept. 23, 1986, he set a modern-day Major League record against the Dodgers, striking out the first eight batters he faced in the start. Jim and his wife, Lori, have three daughters: Libby, Molly and Kelly.
Pat Hughes is in his 16th season as the WGN Radio play-by-play voice of the Cubs. He joined WGN in 1996 after spending the previous 12 years teaming with Bob Uecker on the Milwaukee Brewers Radio Network. Hughes began his baseball play-by-play career in the minor leagues, calling action for the San Jose Missions (1978-1981) and for the Columbus Clippers (1982). He worked as a play-by-play voice for Marquette University's basketball team from 1988-2004, including working with Al McGuire during the 1996-2000 seasons. Hughes' collegiate play-by-play career also includes stints with Northwestern University, San Jose State University, the University of Wisconsin and ESPN. He worked in Minnesota in 1983 as the TV voice of the Twins and as the hockey host/interviewer on North Stars telecasts. Hughes was named the Illinois Sportscaster of the Year in 2006, 1996 and 1999. He earned Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year Award honors three times (1990-1992). Hughes is the producer of "Baseball Voices: Hall of Fame Series," compact discs that commemorate and pay tribute to famous announcers of the past. He's produced disks honoring Harry Carey and Jack Buck, as well as one for Marty Brenneman. Hughes is a graduate of San Jose State University. Hughes was born on May 27, 1955, in Tucson, Ariz. Hughes and his wife, Trish, have two children: Janell and Amber.
Keith Moreland will begin his first season as the WGN Radio color analyst of the Cubs. Moreland, 56, spent six of his 12 major league seasons with the Cubs from 1982-87, helping the Cubs to the 1984 National League East crown. He played third base, first base, outfield and catcher during his time in Chicago. Moreland brings 16 years of experience as the radio color analyst of the University of Texas baseball program to the Cubs radio booth, as well as previously serving as a fill-in analyst for Cubs radio and television broadcasts. In six seasons with the Cubs, Moreland batted .281 (912-for-3,240) with 100 home runs and 491 RBI in 902 games. He twice ranked in the top 10 in the National League in batting average, finishing seventh in 1983 (.302) and 1985 (.307), and finished fourth in the league with 106 RBI in 1985. In addition to his time with the Cubs, Moreland won a World Championship with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1980. After retiring from baseball, Moreland returned to the University of Texas, where he played college baseball for three years, to earn his bachelor's degree in 1991. In addition to his 16 seasons as the Longhorn's baseball color analyst, Moreland had been the color analyst for Texas football for the past nine seasons. At the University of Texas, Moreland was a three-time All-American and helped lead the Longhorns to three NCAA College World Series berths, including a national championship in 1975. Moreland and his wife Cindy have two adult children, Courtney, 33, and Cole, 24.
The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions.