Reds statue to honor Nuxhall

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 20, 2003

CINCINNATI - A bronze statue of Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Joe Nuxhall will be dedicated Sunday in pregame ceremonies at the entrance of Great American Ball Park. The former pitcher is in his 59th year with the Reds.

It's the second of four such statues by Cincinnati artist Thomas Tsuchiya to be dedicated this season at the Reds' new home.

The others are of former Reds catcher Ernie Lombardi, first baseman Ted Kluszewski and outfielder Frank Robinson.

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The Kluszewski statue was dedicated on opening day.

Nuxhall and partner Marty Brennaman have been together for 30 seasons on Reds radio broadcasts. Nuxhall was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 1968.

The left-hander pitched for 16 seasons in the big leagues, including 15 with the Reds, and had a 130-109 record. As a 15-year-old in 1944, Nuxhall became the youngest player in major league history.