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The Reds’ lineup may have a different look by 2016. The voice in the broadcast booth will remain the same, as it has for more than four decades.

The Reds signed Marty Brennaman, the play-by-play man on the Reds on Radio Network, to a three-year contract extension Thursday. By the time that deal expires, he will have been the voice of the team for 43 years of his 74 years.

“I am truly fortunate and look forward to broadcasting Reds baseball for three more seasons,” said Brennaman in a Reds press release. “I am even more fortunate to work for great people and with great people. Many thanks to the Castellini family, and to all the fans who make our network the best in baseball I say, ‘This One Belongs to the Reds’.”

Brennaman, 71, joined the Reds radio team in 1974. He shared the booth with Joe Nuxhall for 31 years.

Brennaman received the Ford C. Frick Award in 2000 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.


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