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    Joe Nuxhall Passes Away

    Last Updated: 6:48 pm | Monday, November 12, 2007

    Nuxhall hospitalized
    BY JOHN KIESEWETTER | JKIESEWETTER@ENQUIRER.COM

    Joe Nuxhall was hospitalized again today after having difficulty breathing, says his son, Kim Nuxhall.

    Nuxhall, 79, was admitted to Mercy Hospital Fairfield Monday afternoon after visiting his oncologist, his son said. Doctors didn’t like Nuxhall's heart rate and blood count, Kim said.

    “We don’t know anything else right now,” said Kim, before heading to the hospital. He did not elaborate.


    The retired Reds broadcaster has been receiving chemotherapy since early October for three tumors found in his chest in mid-September. One was tested, and determined to be malignant, his son said. Nuxhall was hospitalized for a day on Oct. 4 after having difficulty breathing.

    The Hamilton native and long-time Fairfield resident has battled non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for four years. In February, he was hospitalized for a week in Sarasota, Fla. for blood clots in his lungs related to his lymphoma. He came home early from spring training in March after doctors found four new tumors in his left leg, which were successfully treated by chemotherapy, Kim Nuxhall said.

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    Re: Nuxhall hospitalized - Monday, November 12, 2007

    I hope it's never sunny in Philly again.

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    Re: Nuxhall hospitalized - Monday, November 12, 2007

    I hope he's alright

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    Re: Nuxhall hospitalized - Monday, November 12, 2007

    Get well soon Joe!!

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    Re: Nuxhall hospitalized - Monday, November 12, 2007

    Nuxhall to undergo surgery
    Doctors inform broadcaster he needs a pacemaker
    By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com

    CINCINNATI -- Doctors have told Reds broadcasting fixture Joe Nuxhall that he will need surgery to have a pacemaker inserted.

    Son Kim Nuxhall learned the news on Wednesday, but said that the procedure wouldn't happen for a few days because of his father's low pulse.

    "His pulse has to come up before they put in the pacemaker," said Kim Nuxhall, who was headed out to visit his father at the hospital. "My Mom said he felt a little better."

    Nuxhall, who called Reds games regularly from 1967-2004 and still broadcasts for the team occasionally in retirement, was admitted to Mercy Fairfield Hospital on Monday. Kim Nuxhall said his father experienced shortness of breath and a low pulse while seeing his oncologist.

    The 79-year-old Nuxhall has been undergoing chemotherapy since October to treat lymphoma and has battled cancer several times in recent years.

    Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

    It sounds like he will be better if he gets the pacemaker installed. Surgery is always a risk however.
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    Re: Nuxhall hospitalized - Monday, November 12, 2007

    best wishes to joe and his family...missed the hot stove league tonite because my father in law is having surgery...

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    He's being hospitalized on a more frequent basis. I know "it" will happen, but I don't want the Reds to be wearing a black arm band this season. Nuxy deserves to see one more good playoff team. Hang in there buddy....
    Not this year...maybe a Wild Card

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    Re: Nuxhall hospitalized - Monday, November 12, 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan1966 View Post
    best wishes to joe and his family...missed the hot stove league tonite because my father in law is having surgery...
    Yes on best wishes to nuxie and hope your in law's surgery went well also !

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    Re: Nuxhall hospitalized - Monday, November 12, 2007

    Joe passed away last night. God bless him and his family. He's an important figure for the Reds. But he was also a good man. It's sad to hear that he's gone.

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    Joe Nuxhall, Reds broadcaster and baseball's youngest player, dies

    By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer
    November 16, 2007

    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Joe Nuxhall, who was the youngest player in major league history and the beloved "old left-hander" on Cincinnati Reds radio broadcasts, died overnight following a bout with cancer, the team said Friday. He was 79.

    Nuxhall's health problems multiplied in recent years but couldn't keep him away from the game or the broadcast booth for long. He had surgery for prostate cancer in 1992, followed by a mild heart attack in 2001.

    The cancer returned last February, when Nuxhall was preparing for the Reds' spring training in Sarasota, Fla. The broadcaster called some games last season even though his left leg was swollen by tumors. He was hospitalized again this week.

    He retired as a full-time radio broadcaster after the 2004 season, the 60th anniversary of his historic pitching debut.

    Nuxhall and play-by-play announcer Marty Brennaman described the Big Red Machine's two World Series titles in the 1970s, Pete Rose's return as player-manager and then banishment for gambling in the 1980s, and another World Series championship in 1990.

    Nuxhall's place in baseball lore was secured the moment he stepped onto a big-league field. With major league rosters depleted during World War II, he got a chance to pitch in relief for the Reds on June 10, 1944.

    No one in modern baseball history has played in the majors at such a young age -- 15 years, 10 months, 11 days old. He got two outs against St. Louis before losing his composure, then went eight years before pitching for the Reds again.

    "When you think of all the individuals that played at the major league level and you're the youngest in the history of the game and in the Guinness Book of Records, it does make you in awe of it," Nuxhall said on the 50th anniversary of his debut.

    He got the chance purely by chance.

    Nuxhall grew up in nearby Hamilton, Ohio, and was still too young to shave when the Reds were looking for wartime replacement players. They came to see his father, Orville, who pitched in a Sunday league in Hamilton.

    "My dad could throw hard," Nuxhall said. "They were really scouting him. Almost by accident, they found me."

    Nuxhall was big for his age -- 6-foot-3, around 190 pounds -- and could throw 85 mph. The Reds offered a contract, and Nuxhall's parents let him join the team when junior high classes let out in 1944.

    He spent most of the time watching from the bench, assuming he'd never get into a game. The Reds were trailing Stan Musial's St. Louis Cardinals 13-0 after eight innings on June 10, 1944, when manager Bill McKechnie decided to give the kid a chance.

    Nuxhall was so rattled when summoned to warm up that he tripped on the top step of the dugout and fell on his face in front of 3,510 fans at Crosley Field. He was terrified when it came time to walk to the mound.

    "Probably two weeks prior to that, I was pitching against seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders, kids 13 and 14 years old," he said. "All of a sudden, I look up and there's Stan Musial and the likes. It was a very scary situation."

    Nuxhall walked one and retired two batters before glancing at the on-deck circle and seeing Musial. Nuxhall unraveled -- Musial got a line-drive single, and the Cardinals scored five runs as the young pitcher lost his ability to throw a strike and failed to get another out.

    "Those people that were at Crosley Field that afternoon probably said, 'Well, that's the last we'll see of that kid,"' Nuxhall said.

    The Reds sent him to the minors. Eight years later, he was back with the Reds, picking up on a career that eventually got him into the team's Hall of Fame. He spent 15 of his 16 big-league seasons with the Reds, going 135-117 before his retirement in 1966.

    A year later, Nuxhall started doing radio broadcasts, describing games in a slow-paced, down-home manner that caught on with listeners. Brennaman became the play-by-play announcer in 1974, and the "Marty and Joe" tandem spent the next 28 seasons chatting about their golf games, their gardens and some of the biggest moments in franchise history.

    Brennaman made the broadcasters' wing of baseball's Hall of Fame with his blunt, outspoken style; Nuxhall rarely produced controversy with his folksy manner.

    They had one high-profile moment together. Both were summoned to commissioner Bart Giamatti's office in 1988 because of their on-air comments after Rose bumped umpire Dave Pallone and was ejected. Angry fans threw debris on the field for 15 minutes as Brennaman harshly criticized the umpire.

    Nuxhall became more critical as his broadcasting career wound down. He created a stir in 2001 by suggesting on the air that Barry Larkin was no longer capable of playing shortstop. Larkin, the team captain at the time, replied that he was hampered by injuries.

    Just as Brennaman is known for his "This one belongs to the Reds" proclamation after a win, Nuxhall developed a signature signoff. He concluded postgame interviews by saying, "This is the old left-hander, rounding third and heading for home," a saying that is illuminated across the top of the Reds' administration building.

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    Re: Nuxhall hospitalized - Monday, November 12, 2007

    just got a text message about Nuxie died last night.

    Thought's go out to his family.
    "it took me back in time thru dwindling joy
    to when i was such a guilt ridden catholic boy
    im evangelical agnostic now"
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    Andy K.

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    Joe was a voice that provided me with many fond memories of listening to baseball games during the summer. Rest in peace Joe and thanks for the memories.

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    Re: Joe Nuxhall Passes Away

    R.I.P.

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    God's speed Joe! You made the world a better place just by being you. Thanks for the memories.

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    Rest in peace, Nuxy.


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