South Point, OH
Drawing - Pencil On Paper
This is a pencil sketch and tribute to the late Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds.
Joseph Henry Nuxhall was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, mostly for the Cincinnati Reds. Immediately after retiring as a player, he became a radio broadcaster for the Reds from 1967 through 2004, and continued part-time up until his death in 2007. Nuxhall held the team's record for career games pitched (484) from 1965 to 1975, and still holds the team mark for left-handers.
In addition to his 40 years of broadcasting Reds games, Nuxhall is most remembered for having been the youngest player ever to appear in a major league game, pitching 2/3 of an inning for the Cincinnati Reds on June 10, 1944 at the age of 15 years old.
October 4th, 2012
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