Reds Great Joe Nuxhall Passes
November 16, 2007 at 2:03 PM (PT)
Longtime CINCINNATI Reds broadcaster --and former REDS pitcher -- JOE NUXHALL died yesterday (THURSDAY, NOV. 15th) after a lengthy battle with cancer. he was 79.
NUXHALL, who at 15 was the youngest player ever to play in the majors, became the play-by-play announcer for the Reds in 1974, taming up with MARTY BRENNAMAN. The duo became icons in the market over the course of the next 31 years.
"The thing that stood out about him as a broadcaster was how excited he would get," said former Reds shortstop BARRY LARKIN told the CINCINNATI POST. "He was a Reds fan through and through."
"Losing JOE NUXHALL is like losing a piece of our city,’’ said FAIRFIELD Mayor RON D’EPIFANIO. "Not just our city, but the whole area. He was one of the kindest people I've ever met."