Opening Day Countdown: No. 6 Keith Moreland
Opening Day is just six days away. As Cubs fans prepare for pitcher Jeff Samardzija and the rest of the squad to kick off the regular season, we here at Vine Line are counting down the days in a unique way. For every day remaining until the season starts—today’s number is six—we’ll commemorate some of the best players to wear that number for the Cubs.
Keith Moreland did it all for the Cubs. He caught, played the corner outfield spots, manned the hot corner and spent time at first base. Today he’s the color analyst for Cubs radio broadcasts. Moreland wore the No. 6 for the North Siders from 1982-87, compiling a .281/.341/.429 (AVG/OBP/SLG) stat line. He also hit 100 home runs with the Cubs and drove in 491 runners.
Other Cubs greats to wear the No. 6 extensively include:
Charlie Grimm, Stan Hack