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Born Feburary 25
Player Debut: August 14, 1981
October 10, 1987: Brenly homers in game 4 of the NLCS in a 4-2 victory for the San Francisco Giants over the St.Louis Cardinals. The Giants lost the series in seven games.
November 4, 2001: Manged the Arizona Diamondbacks to a World Series title with a game 7 victory over Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees
November 9, 2004 WGN announces the hiring of Bob Brenly to announce Cubs games for the 2005 season.
A great major league catcher, a World Series winning manager and a great Cubs announcer. Bob Brenly had a great run as Cubs announcer, teaming with Len Kasper for 7 years on WGN TV. Brenly took his years as a tough catcher and manager into the booth with him as he was a very outspoken about the Cubs and their poor play or players not playing the game the "right way", not hustling or just conducting themselves as professional major league players.