HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NUXY
The Ol’ Lefthander Joe Nuxhall would’ve turned 85 today.
Many of us here at 100 Joe Nuxhall Way and all around Reds Country continue to honor Nuxy’s legacy and remember the infinite contributions and great memories that he provided.
Joe made 6 career pitching appearances on his birthday – his best in 1965, the day he turned 37. That day, he held Houston to 1 run on 8 hits with no walks and 8 strikeouts as he pitched a complete game in the 7-1 win at Crosley Field. The only run he surrendered that day came via a home run by former Red, Joe Gaines.
Happy birthday, Nuxy! We miss you!