Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Pitcher 1944, 1952-60, 1962-66
—Red Legends of Crosley Field, Tom Tsuchiya Sculptor —
With a wartime player shortage affecting rosters throughout baseball, Joe Nuxhall got the chance of a lifetime. At 15 years, 10 months and 11 days old, the high-school hurler took the mound for the Reds at Crosley Field and became the youngest player in modern history to debut in the major leagues. After the brief appearance, Nuxhall was sent to the minors but returned to the majors for good in 1952. He forged an All-Star career that spanned 16 seasons and included 135 wins and 1968 induction into the Reds Hall of Fame.
Erected 2003 by the Cincinnati Reds.
Location. 39° 5.871′ N, 84° 30.487′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Touch for map. Marker and statue are on Crosley Terrace, the entrance plaza of Great American Ballpark, about 150 feet from the intersection of Fort Washington Way (US Route 50) and Main Street (Ohio Route 100). Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati OH 45202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank Robinson (a few steps from this marker); Cincinnati Reds Ernie Lombardi (a few steps from this marker); Ted Kluszewski (within shouting distance of this marker); Salmon Portland Chase (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Berlin Wall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Washington Powder Magazine (approx. 0.2 miles away); World’s Largest Chime Foot Piano (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
Also see . . .
1. Joe Nuxhall. (Submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Reds Tribute to Joe Nuxhall. (Submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Notable Events • Notable Persons • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 756 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2012. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.