The Most Beloved Red

May 23, 2010 by  
Filed under News

Joe Nuxhall as a rookieJoe Nuxhall statueJoe Nuxhall as a broadcaster

This week is Red’s week with our podcast featuring the Cincinnati Reds being released on Friday, May 28th.  From a national perspective, who can forget the members of the Big Red Machine or that great Red’s team that led from start to finish and won the 1990 World Series?

The most beloved Red played with neither of these great teams.  His name is Joe Nuxhall.  Visit Cincinnati and drop his name and you’ll quickly learn why Nuxhall is the most beloved Red.  Nuxhall first pitched for the Reds on June 6, 1944 at the age of 15.  He pitched 16 years in the Majors and won 135 games.

After retiring from the Reds, Nuxhall became a broadcaster for the Reds from 1967 to 2004.  Nuxhall died in 2007 after a long bought with cancer.  On your next visit to Great American Ballpark, visit the gate behind home plate and see the various statues.  This pitcher is Nuxhall, the most beloved Red.

Joe Nuxhall