Len Kasper Signs Five-Year Extension With Cubs

Updated on June 22, 2011 at 4:39 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper has signed a five-year extension to remain with the team through 2016.

“Len Kasper is one of the best play-by-play broadcasters in the industry and has established himself as a knowledgeable and passionate voice to our great fans,” team chairman Tom Ricketts said in a statement. “We are thrilled that Len will continue to call our games for years to come.”

Kasper was in the final year of his contract with the Cubs, but it was widely assumed the popular television play-by-play man would remain with the team after this season.

Kasper and analyst Bob Brenly have been the Cubs’ television team since 2005.

“I am beyond thrilled with the commitment from the Cubs, WGN and Comcast SportsNet,” Kasper said in a statement. “The fans have been wonderful to me, working with Bob Brenly is tremendous and I’m humbled to have the best job in broadcasting. My hope is to be the television play-by-play voice for this great organization the rest of my career.”

Before joining the Cubs’ broadcast booth, Kasper spent time as a broadcaster for the Florida Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers. He is a graduate of Marquette University.

Brenly is signed through 2013.

  • Jake

    Wow they signed this guy for 5 more years? I guess it will take him 5 more years to stop calling the FANS in the stands an AUDIENCE. Get another ballplayer in the booth someone that might talk baseball more often and less about music !!

  • Murphs Upper-Lip

    Couldn’t be more happy with Kasper. After Stoney left I thought it would be a long time before I would be happy with the Cubs TV broadcast team; well, that didn’t take long! I think Kasper and Brenly are the best duo in town, TV or radio.

  • Jake is a Loser

    Apparently, commenter Jake doesn’t understand that fans who watch on television at home or at a bar/restaurant are an “audience.” Also, an “audience” is “the group of spectators at a public event (dictionary.com),” so there’s nothing wrong with what Len is or is not saying Jake.

  • Larry

    The troll above me is to be ignored. Kasper is terrible if you’re above the age of 10. I can’t think of a Cubs broadcaster who has been worse than The Beav in the last 30 years, including Milo and Dewayne Staats. But it’s Ricketts, a guy who isn’t in reality, so it’s not surprising.

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