Cubs Alumni Chat Podcast

Cubs Alumni Chat is a show that will cover all of the past, present and future happenings with the Chicago Cubs and the entire sports world. The show will also include interviews with past and present Cubs, with the opportunity for listener interaction.

 

 

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About Bob Dernier

Bobby was a center fielder for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago Cubs in the 1980s. The fleet-afoot 1984 Gold Glove Award winner was also known as “The Deer” to fans at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

Dernier attended Longview Community College, where he majored in journalism. He led the minor leagues three times in stolen bases—77 with Peninsula in 1979, 71 with Reading in 1980, and 71 for Oklahoma City in 1981.

Dernier was the leadoff hitter for the Cubs’ 1984 N.L. East division championship team. Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg batted second and the lead-off pair was dubbed “The Daily Double” by Cubs announcer Harry Caray. Dernier was a member of the 1983 Phillies team, which won the National League pennant but lost the World Series to the Baltimore Orioles, and the 1984 Cubs team which won the NL East but lost in the playoffs to the San Diego Padres. He homered leading off the first inning of Game 1 in the 1984 National League Championship Series to kick off a 13-0 victory for the Cubs, but they dropped the series, three games to two.

Dernier was named the Cubs major league first base coach on August 23, 2010, after serving as the team’s minor league outfield and base running coordinator since 2007. He remained a Cub coach until 2012.

Bob is now a Cubs Ambassador and radio co-host of, “Cubs Alumni Chat”

 

About David O’Hara:

Born and raised in the Postville, Iowa area where I attended and graduated from Postville, Iowa Community Schools. Participated in football, basketball, baseball and track all four years in high school. Studied and graduated from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with an Associate of Arts Degree. Participated in basketball for both years at Kirkwood. Studied and graduated from Northeast Missouri State University, (currently named Truman State University), in Kirksville, Missouri with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Communications director and spokesperson for Universal Fitness Products in Kansas City, Missouri and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Production assistant and actor in monologue sketches for, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” in Burbank, California. Daily Talk Show Host for Fox Sports Radio in Kansas City, Missouri. Co-creator, co-producer and co-host for weekly show, “Behind the Stats Radio,” in Kansas City, Missouri. Creator, producer, writer and host for weekly column and show, “Iowans Impacting Sports,”  and co-host of, “Cubs Alumni Chat,” in Des Moines, Iowa