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Cincinnati legend Nuxhall dies

Joe Nuxhall, the youngest major leaguer at age 15 and later a beloved broadcaster as “the ol’ left-hander” in Cincinnati, has died. He was 79.

Nuxhall died Thursday while hospitalized for treatment of pneumonia in Cincinnati.

Nuxhall worked more than six decades for the Reds and was a member of the team’s Hall of Fame.

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