*News this morning that Moreland is in as Santo’s replacement. Here’s a quick post from last April.
Interesting fact about Keith Moreland, who’s been filling in this week for Ron Santo on WGN radio. (Santo, by the way, returns for the Milwaukee series this weekend).
Not only was Moreland co-captain of the 1975 NCAA Champion Texas Longhorns, but he’s also second all-time for most hits in the College World Series (23) set from 1973-75.
Who’s first on that list? None other than the Cubs’ Sam Fuld, who clubbed 24 hits in the College World Series!
Moreland spent most of his six years in Chicago playing the corner outfield positions. Although he’s best remembered as a member of the ’84 division winning Cubs, his best season came the following year in Chicago: .307, 14 HR, 106 RBI.
Bumped into a random Cubs fan this afternoon who told me he only attends White Sox games, not Cubs games.
Of course, I had to ask why. His answer: “The problem with Wrigley Field is it’s full of Cubs fans, and they’re not as welcoming as Sox fans at The Cell.”
Wrigley Field full of Cubs fans? Who would’ve thunk it.