Marty Brennaman
American sportscaster
Marty Brennaman
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.
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Sheen Makes Big Donation To Favorite Team's Charity
Huffington Post - over 4 years
CINCINNATI -- Actor Charlie Sheen, a lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan, has pledged to donate $50,000 to the team's Community Fund, matching the amount broadcaster Marty Brennaman raised for charity in return for having his head shaved on the field. Sheen and father Martin Sheen, a Dayton native, were at the Reds game against Pittsburgh on Friday and saw Brennaman get his head shaved. Brennaman had promised to shave his hair if the Reds won 10 consecutive games and said he would do it publicly if fans donated at least $20,000 to the Reds fund. That drive generated $50,000, and Charlie Sheen announced Sunday he planned to match that amount. "The City of Cincinnati has opened its arms to me so graciously and I'm compelled to give something back," Sheen said in a statement released by the Reds. "If this contribution points one kid in the right direction, then we've done our job." The Sheens were at Great American Ball Park for the weekend series between the NL Central-lead ...
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Reds broadcaster loses winning streak bet and hair
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Reds broadcaster loses winning streak bet and hair CINCINNATI (AP) — Hall of Fame Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman had his head shaved on the field after the Cincinnati game Friday night. He told bench coach Chris Speier earlier this season that he would have his head shaved if the Reds won 10 straight games. The Reds hit that mark last Sunday. There was a celebritiy sighting at the Reds game. The father-and-son acting team of Martin and Charlie Sheen was on hand. Martin Sheen is from Dayton and his son is a big Reds fan.
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Len Berman: Top 5 Sports Stories
Huffington Post - over 4 years
TGIF everyone here's my Top 5 for August 3, 2012 from Len Berman at www.ThatsSports.com. 1. Quick Hits Michael Phelps wins his record 20th Olympic medal, gold in the 200 IM. Ryan Lochte takes silver. American gymnast Gabby Douglas won the women's all-around gold. The U.S. beat Nigeria in basketball 156-73. That'll show 'em. The U.S. now leads China in medals 37-34. Both have 18 golds. Randy Lerner is selling the Cleveland Browns to Tennessee truck-stop magnate Jimmy Haslam III for over1-billion. President Obama says Jets fans should be nervous about a quarterback controversy. Thank goodness all the other world problems have been solved so the president can now focus on what's really important. 2. Impressive In 1958 there was a short-lived TV game show called Brains and Brawns. They would have a smart person answer questions and he/she would be teamed with a famous athlete, like Willie Mays, who would perform athletic feats. Here's a clip. The premise bein ...
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SEC Headlines 4/29/2012
Mr Sec - almost 5 years
1. Spring game at Texas A&M – why the Aggies aren’t quite ready to name a starting quarterback, but Jameill Showers looks to be the favorite. 2. The A&M game puts a wrap on spring practice in the SEC.  What have we learned across the conference in the last few months?  3. Spring practice review, fall football preview – conference predictions from the Kansas City Star. 4. There were whispers that Ole Miss tackle Bobby Massie  might get taken at the end of the first round.  He slid all the way to the fourth. 5. The New York Giants think Auburn’s offensive lineman Brandon Mosley can play both guard and tackle. 6. “The NFL draft began and the superiority of the SEC was underscored.” NFL draft final day roundup: 7. The league grabs six players from Georgia.  “Redemption Day.” 8. Two guys from Mississippi State 9. A couple from Florida, while a few other Gators have already signed free-agent deals. 10. Three Alabama players taken, 11. Guys with ties to the state ...
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The Wednesday Morning Rush for Sept. 14, 2011 - WCPO
Google News - over 5 years
That's the way I like baseball, plus I think Marty Brennaman is as good as they get. But when Mike Leake pitches, I like to watch him on television or in person. He's quick and decisive, he goes after the hitter, and he lets the whole game be played
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4192 On Fox Sports Ohio Tonight - Cincinnati.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The film, directed and edited by Tery Lukemire of Covington's Barking Fish Entertainment, includes extensive interviews with Rose, plus comments from Marty Brennaman, Tony Perez and Mike Schmidt. The on-screen host is veteran actor JK Simmons,
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Cincinnati Reds: @DatDudeBP One of the Few Bright Spots in Disappointing Season - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Reds Hall-of-Fame announcer Marty Brennaman is never afraid to call out Reds players, but he has only high praises for the defense of Phillips at second base. "He's the best I've ever seen with any team," Brennaman said. Dat Dude is in line to win his
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Q number was measuring stick for '100 Greatest Reds' - Cincinnati.com
Google News - over 5 years
The panel consisted of me, Reds historian Greg Rhodes and Hall of Fame Reds announcer Marty Brennaman. Whether you agree with our finding is immaterial. What matters is that you understand something we call the Q number, devised by people who attempt
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Cardinals, Reds Now Left to Look to 2012 - Sports Central
Google News - over 5 years
Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman took shots at Cards pitching coach Dave Duncan. Cards manager Tony LaRussa fired back. Reds closer Francisco Cordero hit Albert Pujols and pointed angrily at the St. Louis dugout. Hell, there even shingles jokes by a
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Nuxhall has affection, if not award - Cincinnati.com
Google News - over 5 years
The winner will be chosen by a 20-member committee that includes Frick Award winners, including Marty Brennaman, Nuxhall's longtime broadcasting partner with the Reds. No fan favorite has received the Frick Award, not even when Nuxhall was the
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Chillicothe woman marks her 100th birthday - Chillicothe Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
She listens to every game on the radio and especially enjoys sportscaster Marty Brennaman. "I tried to listen to the TV and there's so much background noise and the announcers don't tell you what's going on because you can see it," said Neil,
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Just a few foursomes remain for the 7th Annual CBTS Marty Brennaman Golf Classic - Cincinnati Reds
Google News - over 5 years
CINCINNATI (August 26, 2011) - The seventh annual CBTS Marty Brennaman Golf Classic, benefiting the Reds Community Fund, takes place September 18 and 19 at Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Belterra, Indiana. Hosted by Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty
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Dominant Games: Tom Browning Perfect Game - Call to the Pen
Google News - over 5 years
Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman This is part of an ongoing series where I examine some of the greatest games ever pitched and attempt to rank them using a method I developed. Make sure to check out the introduction, as well as the other
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AA Fan Forum - MLB Announcers II - Awful Announcing
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Marty Brennaman: Once was a great PBP announcer who has turned into the ultimate grouch. He seems very bitter with no reason why. He's gotten very annoying to listen to. George Grande and Sean Casey are part timers. Grande is still good but everything
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ESPN: Best NL team of free agency era is … the '98 Braves? - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
And Marty Brennaman, the Hall of Famer who broadcast those games on Reds Radio, would surely agree. When I once mentioned that the Braves of the early '90s were reminding me of those imperial Redlegs, Marty said: “Don't ever compare any team to the Big
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Sleepers: Edwin Encarnacion - SportingNews.com
Google News - over 5 years
Or, for that matter, Marty Brennaman? Nobody says "Encarnacion" quite as perfect as Brennaman. While fantasy owners might not be interested in pronunciation guides and fictional "Jeopardy!," Encarnacion has re-emerged (again) on the waiver wire
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8 Great Announcer Meltdown Moments - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Ever wonder what Marty Brennaman thinks of the Chicago Cub fans? Well, now you know. The Cubs were playing the Cincinnati Red's—Brennaman's employer—during a game in 2008. When Adam Dunn hit a homerun, Cubs fans took their tradition of throwing the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marty Brennaman
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 67
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Brennaman stated, "I probably could have made a better choice of words, but in no way does that reflect my opinion about gays at all. It's just a comment I made about the president of the university." Brennaman has three children. His son Thom and daughter, Dawn, are children from his first marriage. He also has a daughter, Ashley, from his second marriage. He has five grandchildren. He is married to Amanda Ingram. Thom, also a broadcaster, had worked with the Reds, the Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks, and was the number two baseball play-by-play man (behind Joe Buck) on Fox Sports' Major League Baseball broadcasts. On October 4, 2006, the Cincinnati Reds re-hired Thom to join his father in the radio booth as well as do play-by-play on television starting with the 2007 season. http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20061004&content_id=1698644&vkey=pr_cin&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin. After years of making good-natured fun of his longtime broadcast partner, the late Joe Nuxhall, for playing golf, Brennaman is now an avid golfer himself and speaks of the sport often during his broadcasts. The Marty Brennaman Golf Classic takes place annually at Belterra Casino.
  • 2008
    Age 65
    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.
    More Details Hide Details "If they can't understand what happened Wednesday night was completely over the top, then I'm sorry", Brennaman said. "I said how tough it is to root for the Cubs. I think a lot of people feel the same way I do, but they won't articulate it. I'm not afraid to say what I think.""to Cubs fans Cardinals fans are hands down the best in baseball. They respect the game. They don't go to the game to do stupid stuff.""The Cubs have some great baseball fans. But the ones who act like idiots (ruin) it for people like me."
  • 2007
    Age 64
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The Reds, who at the time held the worst record in the National League, were set to face the Oakland Athletics, the Seattle Mariners and Philadelphia Phillies on the road trip. On April 17, 2008, during the top of the eighth inning of a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Brennaman made comments about Cubs fans and the Cubs team. This occurred after then-Reds player Adam Dunn connected for a home run. Cubs fans customarily throw the opposing player's ball back onto the field. In this case, the field was littered with multiple balls thrown by fans onto the field, resulting in a game delay as the field crew recovered the debris. Brennaman's statements were aired over the Reds Radio Network broadcast of the game. "This is the kind of thing, quite honestly, right now, that makes you want to see the Chicago Cubs team lose. Among all baseball fans, and I can't attest to the Yankees or Red Sox, because we don't see them with any degree of regularity unless it's inter-league play, but far and away the most obnoxious fans in baseball, in this league, are those who follow this team right here. Throwing 15 or 18 balls onto the field, there's absolutely no excuse for that, and that is so typical of Chicago Cubs fans. It's unbelievable." "You simply root against 'em.
  • 2005
    Age 62
    In 2005 Brennaman was inducted into both the NSSA Hall of Fame and the National Radio Hall of Fame.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2000
    Age 57
    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".
    More Details Hide Details The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) has named Brennaman as Ohio Sportscaster of the Year twelve times and Virginia Sportscaster of the Year four times, for his versatility in calling baseball, football, and basketball games on both the collegiate and professional levels. In addition to the Virginia Squires and the Norfolk Tides, he has called games for the Indiana Pacers, Virginia Tech, and William and Mary, as well as NCAA men's basketball tournament games.
  • FORTIES
  • 1988
    Age 45
    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.
    More Details Hide Details After Rose was ejected from the game and Brennaman criticized Pallone during the live radio broadcast, fans littered the field with debris, leading to a game delay. Brennaman had this to say regarding the incident. "I still maintain we were right", Brennaman said. "I'll never apologize for that. They accused us of inciting a riot. I don't think we did then and I don't think we did now."
  • THIRTIES
  • 1974
    Age 31
    Brennaman joined Joe Nuxhall on the Reds radio team in 1974. "Marty and Joe" became an institution in the city, appearing together in numerous radio and television commercials.
    More Details Hide Details Brennaman's trademark call of a Reds victory ("And this one belongs to the Reds!") was coined during his second game with the team. This same phrase was expected to be placed in lights, outside of the Reds new Great American Ball Park in 2003, but interference from Hamilton County officials nixed the idea, citing that the ballpark "belongs to the taxpayers" and not the Reds. Instead, only Nuxhall's traditional phrase of " Rounding third and heading for home." was used. Highlights of Brennaman's broadcasting career include these calls:
    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.
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  • 1973
    Age 30
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 28
    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).
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  • 1965
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He began his broadcasting career at WGHP-TV in High Point, North Carolina, and followed with stints in Salisbury, North Carolina and Norfolk, Virginia.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Born
    Born on July 28, 1942.
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