After your career you get inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame. As someone who grew up a Reds fan, what did that mean to you?

Other than my kids being born, that was the greatest moment of my life. I went in with Tom Seaver and Lee May. So, all those Big Red Machine guys I mentioned, I got a red coat like all of them. Got my name embroidered, “Made especially for Tom Browning.” It was an awesome honor. I don’t think you ever think about accolades until you’re done and even then, I don’t think you think much about them. I just enjoyed the success. I was OK with not getting all of the notoriety.

Perfect example, I threw the perfect game on a Friday night. David Hartman from Good Morning America wanted me to be on TV on Monday. I was excited to be on national TV. I had to get there at five o’clock in the morning and I was scheduled for 6:05. They ran a little late and I got on at 6:08 and by 6:08 and 35 seconds, I was done. I spent 45 minutes getting there and an hour waiting for a 35 second interview. That was OK, it’s fun. I miss it and it goes by so fast. I tell people I would do it all over again without any guarantees because it was such a fun ride.

It absolutely sounds like it was. I thank you for joining us for this week’s Spitballin’, that 90s Reds team was one of the most memorable World Series winners of my youth watching the game. Congrats on the 30 year anniversary. As we leave, is there anything you’d like to say to the BallNine fans?

I enjoy the game to this day, and I try to watch as many Reds games as I can. The game has changed a little bit and I think the money has a lot to do with that. It has changed the outlook. Now you have all these ways to analyze everything in the game of baseball. Really though, if you want to know how your pitchers are doing, the hitters will let them know.