Friday, November 16, 2007

The ol'lefthander has made it home.

Joe Nuxhall, who was the youngest player in major league history and
the beloved "old left-hander" on Cincinnati Reds radio broadcasts, died
overnight following a bout with cancer, the team said Friday. He was 79.

Nuxhall always finished his broadcasts with "This is the ol'lefthander rounding third and headed for home"

Joe Nuxhall pitched for the Cincinnati Reds while attending Wilson Jr High School, Hamilton, Oh. This was in 1944. That brief stint earned him the title 'youngest player in major league history'.

Nux will be missed.

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