The baseball player Joe Nuxhall died at the age of 79. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Cincinnati Reds pitcher who threw his first ball in the majors at age 15, the youngest ever, and then became a beloved broadcaster.
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.
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.
He grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, one of five boys in his family.
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.
How did Joe Nuxhall die?
Long known as “The Ol’ Left-hander,” he compiled a career earned run average of 3.90 and a record of 135–117 during his 16-season career, with all but five of his victories being earned with the Reds. Nuxhall died in 2007 after a long battle with cancer. Hamilton, Ohio, U.S.