Marty Brennaman has been the “voice” of the Cincinnati Reds since 1974. In 2000, he was the recipient of the prestigious Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually by the National Baseball Hall of Fame to a broadcaster “for major contributions to the game of baseball.” In addition to his work in baseball, Marty has been the voice of the NCAA Basketball tournament, football assignments, and so many other sporting events.
I had the chance to visit with Marty on a recent trip into Cincinnati. Among the many topics we discussed, there was a look back at what Jack Buck meant to Marty’s career. What it’s like working with his son next to him in the booth. His biggest influences in the business, that include some of the biggest names in the history of sports broadcasting. He’s never shy with his opinion and that’s certainly the case in my visit with Marty.