Marty Brennaman

Born Jul 28, 1942

Franchester Martin "Marty" Brennaman, is an American sportscaster and has been the radio voice of Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds on the Cincinnati Reds Radio Network since 1974. Known for his opinionated, zealous, and sometimes contentious style, Brennaman has been named Ohio Sportscaster of the Year and Virginia Sportscaster of the Year multiple times. He was awarded the Ford C. Frick Award by the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Marty Brennaman.


1942 Birth Born on July 28, 1942.


1965 22 Years Old A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, Brennaman attended Randolph-Macon College and the University of North Carolina, graduating from the latter institution with a communications degree in 1965. … Read More
1971 28 Years Old In 1971, Brennaman began his career as a baseball radio announcer for the Tidewater Tides (now Norfolk Tides), the then-New York Mets' affiliate in the International League (Class AAA).


1973 30 Years Old In 1973, Virginia Tech Athletic Director Frank O. Moseley hired the leading sports broadcaster in Virginia, Marty Brennaman, as the new voice of the Hokies.
1974 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Brennaman was the first Tech broadcaster to call both football and basketball, but he left VT in 1974 to become the broadcaster for the Cincinnati Reds.


1988 45 Years Old In 1988, Brennaman and Nuxhall appeared before National League President Bart Giamatti at the NL office, in New York City in regards to accusations that Brennaman incited the crowd to cause a delay of game after an altercation between Reds manager Pete Rose and umpire Dave Pallone. … Read More


2000 57 Years Old In 2000, Marty Brennaman won the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually by the National Baseball Hall of Fame to a broadcaster "for major contributions to the game of baseball". … Read More


2005 62 Years Old In 2005 Brennaman was inducted into both the NSSA Hall of Fame and the National Radio Hall of Fame.
2007 64 Years Old On June 12, 2007, Brennaman made an on air apology during the Cincinnati Reds Radio Network broadcast for a comment he had recently made comparing an upcoming road trip to the Bataan Death March. … Read More
2008 65 Years Old On April 18, 2008, Brennaman appeared in an interview on Chicago sports radio station WMVP-AM 1000 in which he reinforced his position on Cubs fans, and compared Chicago Cubs fans to rival St. Louis Cardinals fans. … Read More
2010 67 Years Old On February 5, 2010, Brennaman was chastised for commenting that Marshall University's president must be "queer" for softball at the university's baseball banquet and fundraiser. … Read More
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