Photos of Joe Nuxhall

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. He was as much a part of our summers as the sport itself. Joe died last night 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.

In early 2005, CET recorded a series of intervews with the longtime voice of the Cincinnati Reds. Click here to watch those interviews.

The images below are from Joe's personal collection.


Joe and long-time Broadcast Partner Marty Brennaman in the booth

Joe at age 15 as a pitcher

 

1955 All Star game - Joe with Gene Conley and Stan Musial

All Star game: Joe, Bell, Lawrence, Ted Kluzewski, Tebbetts, Bailey, and others

All Star game: Joe, Bell, 
Lawrence, Ted Kluzewski, Tebbetts, Bailey, and others

Johnny Bench and Joe Nuxhall

Johnny Bench and Joe Nuxhall

Joe in the broadcast booth <br /> high above the field

Joe in the broadcast booth high above the field

Joe interviews Norm Charlton

Joe interviews Norm Charlton

Two baseball legends: Waite Hoyt with Joe Nuxhall

Two baseball legends: 
Waite Hoyt with Joe Nuxhall

Joe in Birmingham in 1944 with Walter Evans & Bobby Mattick

Joe in Birmingham in 1944 with Walter Evans & Bobby Mattick

Jim Maloney, Ken Walters, and Joe in San Diego, 1963

Jim Maloney, Ken Walters, and Joe in San Diego, 1963

The 1946 Team

The 1946 Team

Joe in the Booth, 2003

Joe in the booth in 2003

Joe standing next to his plaque in the Reds Hall of Fame

Joe standing next to his plaque in the Reds Hall of Fame

Marty and Joe at a photo shoot at the Cincinati Zoo

Marty and Joe at a photo shoot at the Cincinati Zoo

Joe on September 19, 2004 at Great American Ball Park

Joe on September 19, 2004 
at Great American Ball Park

Joe and Marty in the booth during a Reds game

Joe and Marty in the booth 
during a Reds game

Joe and his wife Donzetta next to Joe's statue in front of Great American Ball Park

Joe and his wife Donzetta next to Joe's statue in front of Great American Ball Park

Marty behind Joe as he talks to the crowd during Joe Nuxhall day at Great American Ball Park

Marty behind Joe as he talks
to the crowd during Joe Nuxhall day at Great American Ball Park

Marty Brennaman & Joe Nuxhall

Marty Brennaman & Joe Nuxhall

 

Marty Brennaman & Joe Nuxhall

Marty Brennaman & Joe Nuxhall

Marty Brennaman & Joe Nuxhall

Marty Brennaman & Joe Nuxhall