CINCINNATI -- Former Reds pitching great Jim O'Toole, a member of the team's Hall of Fame who spent nine of his 10 Major League seasons in Cincinnati, died on Saturday following a lengthy battle with cancer. O'Toole was 78.
From 1958-66, the left-handed O'Toole anchored the Reds' pitching staff and won 16 games over four straight seasons from 1961-64. A three-time Opening Day starter, he won a career-high 19 games for the 1961 National League champion Reds. O'Toole was also an All-Star in 1963 and posted a career-best ERA of 2.66 in '64.
After the '66 season, O'Toole was traded to the White Sox, where he pitched 15 games in his native city of Chicago before retiring.
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In 270 career games, including 238 starts in the Majors, O'Toole was 98-84 with a 3.57 ERA. He was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 1970.
In retirement, O'Toole was often a fixture at Reds events, including Redsfest.
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