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Len Kasper

Len Kasper

American broadcaster
Len Kasper
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Quick Facts

Intro American broadcaster
Is Deejay Musician
From United States of America
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 21 January 1971, Mount Pleasant, Isabella County, Michigan, USA
Age 50 years
Star sign Aquarius
Education
Marquette University
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Biography

Len Joseph Kasper (born January 21, 1971) is a radio play-by-play announcer for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball on ESPN 1000.

Kasper worked alongside color analyst Jim Deshaies on Cubs telecasts. He also joined the team's radio network for the fifth inning of games that were televised nationally (including playoff games), working with regular radio announcers Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer. He left the Chicago Cubs on December 3, 2020 for the White Sox.

Career

Kasper first worked for WTMJ-AM (620) from 1994 to 2002 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. After realizing he would need experience calling baseball games, he started working with Brett Dolan on the weekends in the late 1990s calling several innings at a time for the Beloit Snappers. In 1999, he was then asked to do fill-in TV work with the Milwaukee Brewers for Matt Vasgersian who started to get work on the national stage. Kasper continued to work alongside Bill Schroeder as a fill-in for Vasgersian on Brewers telecasts through 2001.

In 2002, Kasper was hired as a full-time TV play-by-play announcer to work alongside color commentator Tommy Hutton for the Florida Marlins and worked for Florida through the 2004 season until being hired for the Cubs in 2005. Kasper received the Harry Caray Sportscaster of the Year Award from the Pitch and Hit Club of Chicago in 2011.

On Friday, December 4, 2020, it was announced that he would be leaving the Chicago Cubs broadcasting booth to go to the Chicago White Sox radio announcing booth for the 2021 season.

Personal life

Kasper grew up in Michigan. His broadcasting influence was the Detroit Tigers' broadcasters, Ernie Harwell and Paul Carey. 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.

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