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Len Kasper (born January 21, 1971 in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan) is a play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Cubs (2005-present), teaming with Bob Brenly on WGN-TV, WCIU-TV, and Comcast SportsNet.

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Personal life

Kasper grew up in Michigan. His broadcasting influence was the Detroit Tigers' legendary broadcaster, Ernie Harwell.

He graduated from Shepherd High School. He graduated summa cum laude from Marquette University with a degree in public relations in 1993.

He and his wife Pam have one son, named Leo.

Career

His previous stints were with the Milwaukee Brewers (1999-2001) and Florida Marlins (2002-2004). Before then, he worked for WTMJ-AM (620) in Milwaukee as the host of the station's daily sports show, hosted pregame and halftime shows for the Green Bay Packers, and was a co-host on a hot stove league show on the Brewers' radio network. He was actually the Cubs' third choice for an announcer behind Dave O'Brien and Matt Vasgersian. Beginning January 2009, Kasper has also become a disc jockey. He hosts a weekly show for one hour, Wednesday evenings at 8:00 on WXRT, an adult album alternative station, where he has often made appearances to discuss Chicago Cubs baseball.[1]

Once made a deal with a fan through an e-mail that if the Cubs went on a ten-game winning streak, he would have to grow facial hair, and Bob Brenly would have to shave his.

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Quotes

  • "We're very high right now, and I'm not referring to our Woodstock conversation." (talking about the broadcasting booth at the Washington Nationals' stadium)- Cubs @ Nationals (April 27, 2008)
  • "Swing and a miss! A no hitter! Carlos Zambrano has no hit the Houston Astros! Ohhh Baby!" (Carlos Zambrano's no hitter)-Cubs @ Astros, Miller Park, September 14, 2008
  • "It wiiiiilll GO!" - Often said while announcing a Cubs home run.

References

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Preceded by
Chip Caray
Chicago Cubs Television Play-By-Play Announcer
2005–present
Succeeded by
current

Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Len Kasper (born 1971-01-21) is a play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Cubs (2005-present).

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  • We're very high right now, and I'm not referring to our Woodstock conversation.
    • Talking about the broadcasting booth at the Washington Nationals' stadium)- Cubs @ Nationals (April 27, 2008)
  • Swing and a miss! A no-hitter! Carlos Zambrano has no-hit the Houston Astros!
    • Final call to Carlos Zambrano's no-hitter (September 14, 2008)

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