President Bush to Brennaman: ‘Welcome to the world of the retired'

Cincinnati Reds announcers Thom Brennaman, Marty Brennaman battle in namesake golf tournament
Posted at 12:27 PM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-08 14:10:07-04

CINCINNATI — Heading into retirement, former Cincinnati Reds announcer Marty Brennman got a very presidential sendoff.

The legendary broadcaster received a letter from former President George W. Bush last week, which Brennaman posted on Instagram Monday.

“Dear Marty,” the Oct. 2 letter reads, “Welcome to the world of the retired. Congratulations on your successful tenure as the voice of the Cincinnati Reds. Thank you for devoting your career to sharing our national pastime. I am grateful for your many contributions to the great game of baseball.

“Laura and I send our best wishes to you and Amanda as you begin your next chapter. May God bless you.”

Brennaman called his last game on Sept. 26, capping off a 46-year career as the voice of the Cincinnati Reds.

Read more: Marty Brennaman says goodbye to Reds radio after 46 years

“Quite nice to receive a letter from a former President of the US and a great baseball fan. Thanks President Bush!” Brennaman said in his Instagram post.

See Brennaman’s post and the letter below: