Joe Nuxhall

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Birthday
30, 1928
Birthplace
Hamilton, OH
Death Date
Nov 15, 2007 (79)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
30, 1928
Birthplace
Hamilton, OH
Death Date
Nov 15, 2007 (79)

About

Cincinnati Reds pitcher who threw his first ball in the majors at age 15, the youngest ever, and then became a beloved broadcaster.

Before Fame

He was signed by the Reds at age 14, when they were looking to replace their players who had gone off to fight in WWII.

Trivia

After his first major league game, he spent eight years in the minor leagues, coming back to play with the Reds from 1952 to 1960, and then broadcasting games well into the 2000s.

Family Life

He grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, one of five boys in his family.

Associated With

The Joe Nuxhall Good Guy Award was named after him and Bronson Arroyo was the recipient of the award for the Reds in 2009 and 2011.