Former Cincinnati Reds LHP Jim O'Toole dies at 78

By The Sports Xchange

Former Cincinnati Reds All-Star pitcher Jim O'Toole has died at age 78 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

O'Toole reportedly died on Saturday at his home. He spent Christmas with his family the previous day.


The left-hander O'Toole spent nine of his 10 major-league seasons with the Reds before finishing his career with the Chicago White Sox in 1967. He went 98-84 with a 3.57 ERA.

O'Toole was the National League's starting pitcher in the 1963 All-Star Game. He won a career-best 19 games in 1961.

He also started two games in the 1961 World Series against the New York Yankees. O'Toole allowed just four runs in the outings but lost both as he was outdueled by Whitey Ford both times.

O'Toole was inducted into the Reds' Hall of Fame in 1970.


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