The Reds will have a new manager this season, as well as a couple of new players that are bringing with them a lot of high expectations and promise. But after this season, the team will be losing someone who has been a big part of the team for nearly half a century.
After 46 years broadcasting games for the Cincinnati Reds, Marty Brennaman will hang up his mic after the 2019 season.
The Cincinnati icon announced his retirement today (Jan. 16).
“After 46 years, after the completion of the 2019 baseball season, I’m retiring as a broadcaster with the Cincinnati Reds,” Brennaman said in a video posted by the Reds on social media.
A visibly and audibly emotional Brennaman got choked up during the video announcement, continuing, “To say that it’s been an incredible ride… that’s what it’s been. You folks have had a lot to do with it. You accepted me as one of your own many years ago, back in 1974. I feel like I’ve had a love affair that’s gone through four and half decades because you people have been so good to me.
"So I felt like you’d need to know from the man himself… nobody can love you as much as I do. I’m going to miss a lot of things, but you folks will be right there at the top of the list."
A message from Marty Brennaman: pic.twitter.com/c66DFmyjQS— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) January 16, 2019