The first 500 Marty Brennaman fans to ride Cincinnati’s SkyStar observation wheel, September 26, 10AM -11PM, will receive a free “Thank You, Marty,” t-shirt. After 46 seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, the date marks the final Reds broadcast for Brennaman.
“Reds fans can join us in celebrating Marty’s last go-around, by taking a ride on SkyStar before or after the game,” said SkyStar’s Al Mers. “As only 500 are available, these “Thank You, Marty” t-shirts are sure to become a collector’s item.”
This season, Marty Brennaman became only the eighth Major League Baseball broadcaster to work for the same team for at least 46 seasons. Marty Brennaman joined the Reds radio team in 1974 and for 31 seasons (1974-2004) shared the 700WLW radio booth with Reds Hall of Fame pitcher Joe Nuxhall. At 31 years together, Marty & Joe tied L.A.’s Vin Scully and Jerry Doggett for the longest running broadcast duo in baseball history.
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On July 23, 2000, Brennaman received the Ford C. Frick Award in ceremonies at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The award is presented each year by the Hall of Fame to a broadcaster “for major contributions to the game of baseball. In 2020, Brennaman will be inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame.
SkyStar, the 150-foot-high mobile observation wheel on Freedom Way at The Banks, provides unique views of downtown Cincinnati, Covington, the Ohio River and the Roebling Suspension Bridge. Each of the 36 gondolas is enclosed, air conditioned and can hold up to six passengers. Skystar offers a private experience and riders are not paired with strangers. The SkyStar experience consists of four revolutions and lasts approximately 12 minutes.
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