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Joe Nuxhall: The Old Lefthander & Me

My Conversations with Joe Nuxhall About the Reds, Baseball & Broadcasting

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Beloved Cincinnati Reds pitcher and broadcaster Joe Nuxhall was the youngest player in Major League history. He started pitching for the Reds before he could get a driver’s license. He was just 15. John Kiesewetter, longtime Cincinnati TV/media reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer and Cincinnati Public Radio NPR affiliate WVXU-FM, and a lifelong Reds fan, become friends with his baseball hero while “The Old Lefthander” was doing Reds broadcasts with Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman. Kiesewetter’s book is packed with behind-the-scenes stories of the epic pranks played by Brennaman and Nuxhall, the games they called that made baseball history, and the loveable, irrepressible personality of “Hamilton Joe” Nuxhall, who was the face and voice of the Reds for decades.

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