Rounding third and heading home

The Reds lost their greatest spokesmen when Joe passed yesterday, he was the voice of summer and he’ll forever be a part of my youth like humidity and river fog. He was big part of the Reds of the fifties, a close knit team with limited on the field success and memories that extend beyond the box score. Oddly enough the Reds of 1961 was the only team that didn’t have Joe around for more then a half a century, knowing that Joe missed that season always made me sad.

Knowing that I’ll miss Joe’s voice now just makes me sadder.

Joe sits at number nine in the Reds all time win list.

WINS                             W        L     SO/9 IP     ERA
1    Eppa Rixey                  179      148     2.06     3.33
2    Tony Mullane                163      124     3.44     3.15
3    Paul Derringer              161      150     3.65     3.35
4    Bucky Walters               160      107     3.36     2.93
5    Dolf Luque                  153      152     3.27     3.09
6    Will White                  136       69     2.29     2.51
7    Jim Maloney                 134       81     7.88     3.16
8    Frank Dwyer                 132      101     1.46     3.77
9    Joe Nuxhall                 130      109     5.34     3.80
T10  Pete Donohue                127      110     2.42     3.73
T10  Noodles Hahn                127       92     4.08     2.52

So long Joe.

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