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Joe Nuxhall Tribute - Quotes
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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT JOE

The following people had something to say about former Reds pitcher and announcer Joe Nuxhall:
Marty Brennaman | Sean Casey | Don Gullett Brennaman | Sparky Anderson | Johnny Bench | Pete Rose | Leo Cardenas | Al Michaels | Bob Howsam | Chris Sabo | Tommy Helms


Joe Nuxhall Quote

"There is no person in this town more beloved than Joe is. He transcends all walks of life. He connects with the fans like no one I have ever seen. It doesn't make any difference what kind of field you're in or how successful you are, Joe Nuxhall is going to treat you the same."

- Marty Brennaman, Reds Hall of Fame broadcaster and Joe's booth partner (1974-'04)

Joe Nuxhall Quote

"He's one of the greatest human beings I've ever met. He's humble. He always thinks of others first. I know he was a great pitcher and he's done a lot of other things. But I think everything else is second to him being a great human being."

- Sean Casey, Reds first baseman (1998-present)



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"I think he's the one guy who exemplifies the Reds organization more than anyone else. His longevity, his personality, his presence. He's a great individual. I have the utmost respect for him."

- Don Gullett, Reds pitching coach (1993-present) and former pitcher (1970-'76)

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"Joe is baseball in Cincinnati. He has meant so much to the Reds and this city. We can lose players, managers and coaches, but we can't afford to lose Joe Nuxhall."

- Sparky Anderson, Reds Hall of Fame manager (1970-'78)



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"From the first day I walked on the field at spring training in Tampa, Joe was always there to help with whatever. He just oozed Reds baseball. He's a lovable guy."

- Johnny Bench, Reds Hall of Fame catcher (1967-'83)

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"Joe was one of the most competitive guys I played with. You think you are going to beat him? The hell you are! And he was like that until the very day he took off the uniform."

- Pete Rose, all-time hits leader and former Reds teammate (1963-'78, '84-'86)



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"I played behind Joe for many years here in Cincinnati. He was always one of the best, both on and off the field, and that hasn't changed."

- Leo Cardenas, former Reds shortstop and teammate (1960-'68)

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"I always remember how Joe took me under his wing when I first got my chance in the big leagues. I cherished those years together and everything he did for me."

- Al Michaels, former Reds broadcast partner (1971-'73)



Joe Nuxhall Quote

"There were times when I know Joe was just as popular, if not more so, than some of our great ballplayers. And to think when I first asked him about becoming a broadcaster, he didn't want to do it. He was mad at me. I think it worked out pretty well."

- Bob Howsam, former Reds GM (1967-'78, '83-'84)

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"You meet him and you feel like he's been a friend all your life. I remember when I was a kid I imagined myself playing and Joe making the call. Every kid does something like that, but for me it was always Joe making the call."

- Ron Oester, former Reds second baseman (1978-'90)



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"No matter what he said on the air, everyone in the clubhouse always respected him. Joe always told you how it was. He was always honest with the fans and with us as players. He earned that through everything he did on and off the field."

- Chris Sabo, former Reds third baseman (1988-'93, '96)

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"Back when I played with Joe, he had already been in the game 20 years. It seemed like he knew everything and everybody, always with a story to tell. Even back then Joe was a walking history book."

- Tommy Helms, former Reds second baseman and teammate (1964-'71)