47 years in the past, Cincinnati Reds rent Marty Brennaman

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On that day, 47 years ago, the Cincinnati Reds hired legendary sports caster Marty Brennaman. On January 21, 1974, the Reds hired the then 31-year-old Franchester Martin “Marty” Brennaman. He was supposed to replace Al Michaels and play radio alongside Joe Nuxhall. Brennaman was the voice of the Reds for 46 years before announcing his resignation in January 2019. Brennaman ended the 2019 season and broadcast his last game on September 26, 2019. Brennaman originally intended to quietly retire after the last season and enter private life. He gave in and agreed to a farewell season in which fans and teams could show their appreciation. The station was known for its pull-no-punch descriptions and its cancellation “This belongs to the reds”. From the era of Big Red Brennaman, who was on the 1990 World Series team, has seen the highs and lows of the franchise: Hank Aaron’s 714th Homer, the Babe Ruth, three World Series titles and Pete Rose’s record No. 4,192 to belonged to the most memorable.

That day, 47 years ago, the Cincinnati Reds hired legendary sports caster Marty Brennaman.

On January 21, 1974, the Reds hired the then 31-year-old Franchester Martin “Marty” Brennaman. He was supposed to replace Al Michaels and play radio alongside Joe Nuxhall.

Brennaman was the voice of the Reds for 46 years before announcing his resignation in January 2019. Brennaman finished the 2019 season and aired his last game on September 26, 2019.

Brennaman originally intended to quietly retire and enter private life after last season. He gave in and agreed to a farewell season in which fans and teams could show their appreciation.

The station was known for its pull-no-punch descriptions and its cancellation “This is one of the red ones”.

From the Big Red Machine era to the 1990 World Series team, Brennaman has seen the highs and lows of the franchise: Hank Aaron’s 714th Homer, Babe Ruth, three World Series titles, and Pete Rose’s record No. 4,192 among the most memorable .

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Jan 21, 1974: The Reds hire 31-year-old franchisor Martin “Marty” Brennaman to replace Al Michaels and play radio alongside Joe Nuxhall. Brennaman would play Red’s baseball behind the microphone for 46 years, including three world championships. #RedsVault pic.twitter.com/9dZTmjifty

– Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) January 21, 2021