Thursday – April 30th
Almost twenty years earlier, back on June 10, 1944, the Reds were getting blown out 11-0 by the Cardinals and baseball history was about to be made. Manager Bill McKechnie brought in a rookie for mop-up duty. The rookie’s name was Joe Nuxhall and he was exactly 15-years-and-316 days old.
The youngest player to ever appear in a major league game.
The Phillies jumped on Nuxhall for two runs in the top of the first:
- Tony Taylor led off the game with a single.
- Johnny Callison walked.
- Richie Allen doubled to score Taylor – 1-0 Phillies.
- Roy Sievers walked to load the bases.
- Joe Nuxhall hit Tony Gonzalez to force home a run to make it 2-0.
The Phillies won 3-1 with Dennis Bennett (2-1) strong throughout. He gave up one run on eight hits while throwing a complete game. His second of the year.
The final score That made it three straight wins for the Phils and gave them nine wins in the first 11 games.
Nuxhall (1-2) gave up four hits in seven innings in taking the loss.
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