May 2, 1954 |
|October 1, 1978, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 24, 1989, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Runs batted in||674|
|Career highlights and awards|
Bobby Keith "Zonk" Moreland (born May 2, 1954, in Dallas, Texas) is a former outfielder, catcher and infield in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, and San Diego Padres. In 1989, the final year of his career, he played for the Detroit Tigers, then the Baltimore Orioles. On February 16, 2011, he was named the Cubs' color analyst on WGN-AM and the Cubs Radio Network, replacing Ron Santo. On November 6, 2013, he announced that he was stepping down from his position at WGN Radio to spend more time with his family.
Moreland graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, and was drafted by the Phillies in the seventh round of the 1975 draft. He started out as a catcher, but the Phillies also played him at third base and first base. During his time with the Cubs, he was primarily used as a corner outfielder, except in his final year. In 1989, playing for American League teams, he also made 80 appearances as a designated hitter.
Moreland played twelve seasons in Major League Baseball. He helped the Cubs win the 1984 National League Eastern Division championship. His best year was in 1985 with the Cubs, when he batted .307 (14 HR, 106 RBI, 12 SB). He also had a good year in 1987, with 27 HR and 88 RBI. He is inducted in Texas Longhorn Hall of Honor. Position: Third Base Inducted: 1985 Hometown: Carrollton, Texas · Career .388 hitter with UT · Three-time All-American · Led UT to three NCAA College World Series berths · Co-captain of 56-6 national championship team in 1975 · Hit .410 over a 62-game schedule in 1975
Named to College World Series All-Decade Team for the 1970s. Has second most career hits in College World Series history with 23 in 3 years (1973–75), behind only Sam Fuld of Stanford. On May 1, 2010, Moreland's Longhorn number 3 was retired by The University of Texas.
Moreland has worked as a color analyst for the radio broadcasts of Texas Longhorn football and baseball, as he is a former player for both teams. He has also worked as an occasional fill-in analyst for the Cubs telecasts on WGN-TV, WCIU-TV, and Comcast SportsNet Chicago when regular analyst Bob Brenly wasn't available.
On February 16, 2011, it was announced that Moreland would be the Cubs' full-time radio color analyst on WGN-AM and the Cubs Radio Network, replacing the late Ron Santo. On November 6, 2013, he announced that he was stepping down from his position at WGN Radio to spend more time with his family.
- "Longest CWS on record sees 16 games over 11 days". USA Today. June 24, 2003. Retrieved August 28, 2009.
- "Donny Lucy And Sam Fuld Make Major League Debuts With Windy City Teams". CSTV.com. September 5, 2007. Retrieved July 20, 2009.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
|National League Player of the Month
|Chicago Cubs Radio Color Commentator