Re: What did Joe Nuxhall throw?
I too, am showing my age with this story. In the early '60s, I caught a foul ball thrown by Nuxhall to Maury Wills, at Crosley Field. It had a rather large area of spit mixed with tobacco juice on it. Years later I had a chance to meet Joe and I re-told my story to him. He laughed, and readily admitted to thowing the spitter, especially later in his career. He said the last one he threw was to Richie Allen in Philadelphia and it still hasn't come down! So, add the spitter to his collection of pitches.