June 10, 1944: Joe Nuxhall becomes the youngest person ever to play Major League Baseball when he pitches in a game for the Cincinnati Reds as a 15-year-old.
Nuxhall threw two-thirds of the ninth inning in an 18-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. He was pulled after one wild pitch and allowing five runs on five walks and two hits.
The game was played during World War II, when it became common for teenagers and older players to fill in for big leaguers fighting overseas, which gave Nuxhall an opportunity at 15.
He was an All-Star for the National League in 1955 and 1956.
Immediately after retiring as a player, Nuxhall became a radio broadcaster for the Reds from 1967 through 2004, and continued part-time up until his death in 2007.