PHOENIX -Arizona Diamondbacks 2001 World Series Manager and current FOX Sports Arizona analyst Bob Brenly was recognized prior to this evening's D-backs vs. Giants game as the newest "Legend" in the Legends Entertainment District in downtown Phoenix as part of the D-backs' Throwback Night festivities.
The D-backs and Legends Entertainment District unveiled a 42-foot tall super-graphic of Brenly on the FOX Sports Arizona pregame show prior to tonight's D-backs broadcast. The graphic now hangs on the Phoenix Convention Center Garage located across from Chase Field closest to the intersection of Jefferson and 7th Street.
Brenly was selected as the District's newest "Legend" based on a fan vote on foxsportsarizona.com. The nominees included Matt Williams, Curt Schilling, Steve Finley and Brenly. Arizona Diamondbacks legend and special assistant to the president, Luis Gonzalez, was the first D-backs player to be featured in the Legends District in September 2011 and last year Randy Johnson was honored as part of the Alumni Day festivities in the Legends District.
Brenly managed the D-backs from 2001-04 and guided the franchise to its first World Championship in 2001. Brenly's .536 winning percentage is the highest in D-backs history and his 303 victories rank second on the all-time list. Brenly rejoined the D-backs broadcast team this season after previously serving as the club's original analyst from 1998-2000 on FOX Sports Arizona.
Legends Entertainment District offers customized, larger than life out-of-home signage opportunities that run 18 hours a day, 365 days a year. The project is designed to encompass landmark downtown facilities, extending from 1st Avenue to 7th Street and Washington to Jackson Street.