Cincinnati's Voice Of Summer Signs Off

Sep 24, 2019

"…and this one belongs to the Reds." That iconic phrase delivered at the end of a Cincinnati Reds win will not be heard again after this week, at least not from the man who coined it.

Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman signs off Sunday after 45 years behind the mic. The Reds' final home game of the season is Thursday, meaning that's when Brennaman will call his last game at Great American Ball Park. Brennaman joined the club in 1974 after spending one season as the voice of the Virginia Tech Hokies, and some seasons calling minor league baseball games. Since then, Brennaman has been the voice of some of the storied franchise's most historic moments and eras, like the Big Red Machine of the 1970s, the 1990 World Series championship, pitcher Tom Browning's perfect game in 1988, and some notable calls for opponents, such as Hank Aaron's 714th career home run, tying Babe Ruth's all-time record, hit against the Reds in 1974 during Brennaman's second regular season game. 

Cincinnati Edition looks back on Brennaman’s career, his impact on the Reds and the city, and what life at the ball park and on the air might be like without him next year. Joining the show to talk about it are WVXU Media Beat writer John Kiesewetter (@tvkiese) and WVXU Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson (@howardwilkinson).

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