An era has come to an end. After 46 years The Hall of Famer is walking away from the mic.
Marty Brennaman has called some of the greatest moments in sports history, including Hank Aaron's 714, Pete breaking the all-time hits record, Browning's perfect game and Jr.'s 500th & 600th home runs, and today at 12:35 p.m. he'll start the final broadcast of his incredible broadcast career.
Marty always made you feel like you were friends while listening to the games and he did the same when you'd see him in person. I got to know Marty over the past few years, I'd get the chance to see him a couple times a year, when the Reds Care a van came to town and when we'd go to the ballpark, he'd always stop in to say hi, we even did a grand re-opening of Kroger in Hillsboro a few years back.He wouldn't always remember my name but he always remembered something from one of our previous visits, he was just as opinionated off the mic as he was on it but that's what made him so easy to relate to, like talking baseball with your buddy every afternoon/evening, if your buddy was a hall of fame broadcaster. He was a baseball fan calling the game and in this biased Reds fan opinion, the BEST to ever do it.
We'll miss you Marty, Enjoy retirement!
You can check out Marty's last call today at 12:35 p.m. on WCHO-AM Oldies 1250 & Hillsboro's own WSRW 101.5FM/AM 1590