Joe discusses his days growing up in Hamilton, OH and the strong influence of his father and family
Joe Nuxhall, long-time radio broadcaster for the Cincinnati Reds, will always be remembered as being the Reds' -- and baseball's -- biggest fan. A fan just like us. Joe died November 15, 2007 after a long battle with cancer. He was 79.
Joe's career in baseball started in 1944 as a relief pitcher for the Reds and as the youngest player to reach the majors. Following his retirement, he moved to the broadcast booth and was joined by Marty Brennaman in 1974. The "ol' left-hander" will always be remembered for his down-to-earth style, and for his excitement during the game when things were going well.
Watch Joe Nuxhall, My Life: Baseball and Beyond
Joe talks about his early days in the minors and what's needed to be a contributing member of a team.
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