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Foster, Brennaman speak Saturday to chapter members

Jim Walker

The big voice and the big stick are coming.
Cincinnati Reds’ National Hall of Fame play-by-play announcer Marty Brennaman and Reds’ Hall of Fame home run slugger George Foster will be the featured speakers on Saturday at a regional gathering of four area Reds’ Hall of Fame and Museum chapters.
Brennaman and Foster will be at Park Place, 1701 Central Avenue, in Ashland, Ky., from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday for members of the Ironton, Portsmouth, Huntington and Morehead chapters.
However, persons who would like to join the chapters at this time may do so at the door. Current members may renew their memberships.
The event cost is $25. Memberships are available at different levels: $60, $90, $200 and $1,000.
Among the items available to memberships are bobbleheads, Reds Fest tickets, game tickets, collectible gifts, free admission to the Hall of Fame Museum and discounts on merchandise.
Interested persons should call chapter leaders or Sherry Rowland at (513)-765-7926 or Luke Schafer at (513) 765-7925 at the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum or go online at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum page of the Cincinnati Reds.com website.
Brennaman recently announced he would retired after his 46th season as the Reds’ announcer.
Foster hit 348 career home runs and drove in 1,239 runs playing for the Reds, Giants, Mets and White Sox. He was a five-time all-start and was a vital cog of the Big Red Machine 1975-76 World Championship teams.
The 1977 National League Most Valuable Player, Foster led the league in home runs in 1977 and 1978 and was the NL RBI champion from 1976-78. He won a Silver Slugger award in 1981.