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Meet the Cubs' New Announcer

The team opened its search last month to fans



    And the new voice of Wrigley Field is ...

    Andrew Belleson, an Arlington Heights native and one of 2,954 applications submitted to announce starting lineups, pitching changes and general Cubs information at the ballpark.

    This ends the Cubs' month-long search for a replacement for announcer Paul Friedman. Last month, the team opened the job hunt to fans and asked for a 2-minute video reading of three scripts.

    Belleson won out with some clear chops to get the job done.

    Aside from his smooth rendition of the scripts, Belleson was the public address announcer for the Rockford RiverHawks for five years, according to a statement from the team.

    He's also a lifelong Cubs fan, who idolized Harry Caray and attended his fair share of Cubs games.

    “We welcome him to the Chicago Cubs family," said Wally Hayward, Cubs executive vice president, in a statement.