Keith Moreland

Keith Moreland

College Baseball Analyst

Keith Moreland, former 12-year MLB veteran and College World Series All-Decade Team member, joined ESPN as a college baseball analyst in 2004 as part of ESPN’s postseason coverage. He is a mainstay on Longhorn Network’s live baseball coverage.

Moreland previously worked as a color analyst at his alma mater for the KVET radio broadcasts of Texas Longhorn football and baseball games. He was also the Chicago Cubs’ full-time radio color analyst on WGN-AM and the Cubs Radio Network for three seasons from 2011-13.

He played in the MLB from 1978-89, playing for five different teams as an outfielder, catcher and infielder. His final year of his MLB career was spent with the Detroit Tigers and then the Baltimore Orioles. Prior to that, he played for the San Diego Padres in 1988, the Chicago Cubs from 1982-87 and the Philadelphia Phillies from 1978-81. In 1985 with the Cubs, he batted .307 with 14 home runs and 106 RBIs, and in 1987 he had 27 home runs with 88 RBIs. Moreland was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the seventh round of the 1975 MLB Draft.

Moreland graduated from the University of Texas at Austin after retiring from baseball, where he played baseball and two years for football (1972 & ’74) before heading to MLB. Moreland was a three-time All-American baseball player for the Longhorns, while leading them to three consecutive NCAA College World Series berths, including a co-captain of the 56-6 national championship team in 1975. He has the second most hits in College World Series history with 25 in three years, which earned him a spot on the College World Series All-Decade Team of the 1970s.

A native of Carrollton, Texas, he was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009, the Texas Longhorn Hall of Honor in 1985 and in 2010 his Longhorn No. 3 jersey was retired.


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