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Brennaman signs extension
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08/11/2004 12:22 AM ET
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Marty Brennaman will continue calling Reds games through at least 2007. (David Kohl/AP)
CINCINNATI -- After last week's turmoil concerning the Reds' radio booth, the club made a serious committment to Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman on Tuesday.

Reds chief operating officer John Allen announced prior to Tuesday's series opener with the Dodgers that the organization and Brennaman had agreed on a three-year contract extension. The pact will keep the legendary voice of the Reds on the airwaves in the Queen City through the 2007 season.

Brennaman, 62, is in his 40th season as a broadcaster and his 31st with the Reds. He spent the first 30 seasons working with former Reds pitcher and current broadcaster Joe Nuxhall.

This season, Nuxhall and Steve Stewart are splitting time in the booth with Brennaman, as Nuxhall plans to make this his final season on the air.

Brennaman was the 2000 recipient of the Ford C. Frick award, presented each year by the Hall of Fame to a broadcaster who delivers "major contributions to the game of baseball". He, Red Barber and Russ Hodges are the only Reds' radio announcers to receive the award.

Brennaman's expertise goes beyond the diamond.

He's called basketball for the American Basketball Association's Virginia Squires, college football for William and Mary College and Virginia Tech, and worked 15 regional tournaments and 11 Final Fours for NCAA men's basketball.

His son, Thom, is also a television broadcaster for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Todd Lorenz is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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