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Cubs name Ron Coomer new radio commentator

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(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Allsport)

Former Cubs player Ron Coomer was named the organization’s new radio analyst Friday.

The 47-year-old Lockport, Ill., native played nine major league seasons, mostly as an infielder, with the Twins (1995-2000), Cubs (2001), Yankees (2002) and Dodgers (2003). He previously served as an in-studio TV analyst for the Twins.

Coomer will join play-by-play man Pat Hughes and replace Keith Moreland, who stepped down earlier this offseason to spend more time with his family in Texas.

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.

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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

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