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Nuxhall out of hospital, begins cancer treatment

2/20/2007 - Cincinnati Reds

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher and
broadcaster Joe Nuxhall was released from a hospital Tuesday and
began treatment for a recurrence of cancer.

The 78-year-old Nuxhall stopped by the team's spring training
complex and talked to players for a few minutes before going to get
chemotherapy.

Nuxhall had surgery for prostate cancer in February 1992. An
examination at Sarasota Memorial Hospital found that cancer had
returned.

Nuxhall is the youngest player to appear in the major leagues
during the modern era. He was 15 when he pitched for the Reds on
June 10, 1944, helping to fill out their roster during World War
II.

The left-hander spent 15 of his 16 big league seasons with the
Reds, and became a broadcaster after he retired.