Reds announce John Sadak as new play-by-play announcer

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Posted at 4:14 PM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 16:14:39-05

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds and Fox Sports Ohio announced Thursday afternoon that John Sadak will be the new play-by-play announcer for the team.

Sadak most recently worked as a national TV play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports and a radio play-by-play announcer locally for the New York Mets.

He brings experience calling games in the NFL, NBA, MLB, and college sports, including football, basketball and major and minor league baseball.

"My family and I are beyond thrilled at this tremendous opportunity. Calling Major League Baseball games full-time has been my career and life goal for many years,” Sadak said. “The chance to do so for the Cincinnati Reds, a franchise known for its rich, extensive history and passionate, loyal fanbase, is a dream come true. We can't wait to immerse ourselves in our new home city and ballpark. Baseball's legendary Opening Day can't arrive fast enough."

Sadak tales over playcalling duties from Thom Brennaman, who was suspended Aug. 19, 2020 for using a homophobic slur on the air. He later resigned his position as the Reds play-by-play announcer and apologized for what he said.

Last season’s Cincinnati Reds team made the newly expanded playoffs as the No. 7 seed in the National League but later were swept by the Atlanta Braves.