Marty Brennaman

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August 27, 2021 by Elizabeth Metz

Announcer, 1974-2019.

Brennaman joined Joe Nuxhall in the Reds radio booth in 1974, and together the pair were a beloved play-by-play duo for more than thirty years. Over his forty-six year tenure calling Cincinnati Reds games, Brennaman was behind the mic for three Division Series, five Championship Series, and the 1975, 1976, and 1990 World Series victories. Among his most memorable calls were numerous no-hitters, Tom Browning‘s perfect game in 1988, Jay Bruce’s division clinching walk-off in 2010, and Hank Aaron’s 714th career home run (tying Babe Ruth’s record) in 1974.

In 2000, Brennaman was honored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame with the Ford C. Frick Award. His catchphrase at the end of Cincinnati victories is still in use by fans and Reds broadcasters today: “And this one belongs to the Reds”

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