The 2016 season marks Len's 12th year with the Cubs since joining the club's broadcast team in 2005. He has helped raise thousands of dollars for the community through his interest in music, including participating in Theo Epstein's "Hot Stove Cool Music" events in Boston and Chicago. Kasper was honored as the Harry Caray Sportscaster of the Year from the Pitch and Hit Club of Chicago in January of 2011. Prior to joining the Cubs broadcast team, Kasper did play-by-play for the Florida Marlins for three years from 2002-04 and called select Milwaukee Brewers games from 1999-2001. Kasper spent nearly eight years for WTMJ Radio in Milwaukee, Wis., including a stint as the morning sports anchor. He additionally 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. Born on January 21, 1971, in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Kasper graduated summa cum laude from Marquette University in 1993 with a degree in public relations. Len and his wife, Pam, have one son, Leo.
Jim is in his fourth season in the Cubs broadcast booth as the television analyst after joining in 2013. He spent 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 is in his 21st season as the radio play-by-play voice of the Cubs. He joined Cubs radio broadcasts 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 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 2015, 2014, 2009, 2007, 2006, 1999 and 1996. 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 has produced disks honoring Harry Caray and Jack Buck, as well as Marty Brennaman. 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.
The 2016 season marks Ron's third year alongside Pat Hughes as the analyst on Cubs radio broadcasts. Coomer played for the Cubs in 2001, batting .261 (91-for-349) with 19 doubles, eight home runs and 53 RBI. In nine major league seasons with Minnesota (1995-2000), the Cubs (2001), the Yankees (2002) and the Dodgers (2003), he batted .274 (827-for-3,019) with 92 home runs and 449 RBI in 911 games. Coomer was selected to the 1999 American League All-Star team with Minnesota and appeared in the 2002 ALDS with the Yankees. Prior to joining the Cubs broadcast team, he worked for FOX Sports North (2005-13) as a pre/post game analyst for Twins games. With the Twins, he won four Emmy awards as a baseball analyst: two individual awards as a sports analyst and two as a member of the team's broadcast. Coomer was born in Chicago and graduated from Lockport (Ill.) High School. He and his wife, Paula, reside in Eden Prairie, Minn.