|Birth Day:||January 10, 1937|
|Death Date:||Dec 26, 2015 (age 78)|
Baseball player who was an elite pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds in the 50's and 60's, starting two games in the 1961 World Series against the New York Yankees. In 1970, Jim O'Toole was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame.
As per our current Database, Jim O'Toole died on Dec 26, 2015 (age 78).
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Jim O'Toole attended Leo High School in Chicago and, later, the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jim O'Toole spent one season with the minor league Nashville Vols before debuting with the Reds in 1958.
O'Toole married Betty Jane Wall, his high school sweetheart, on July 2, 1960. They had 11 children.
From 1961–64, he won 19, 16, 17 and 17 games for the Cincinnati Reds, from 1961 to 1963 respectively 3rd, tied for 8th, and tied for 10th in the National League. He played a crucial role in Cincinnati's 1961 National League championship, when he won 19 of 28 decisions, with an earned run average of 3.10, second in the National League behind Warren Spahn. He was named Player of the Month for September with a 5–0 record, 2.53 ERA, and 37 strikeouts. He finished 10th in MVP voting. Though pitching effectively in the 1961 World Series, with an earned run average of 3.00, O'Toole lost his two decisions to Whitey Ford in games 1 and 4, as the New York Yankees bested the Reds in five games. In 1963, he was the starting pitcher of the National League in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game (his only appearance at the Summer Classic), pitching 2 innings and allowing 1 earned run, not involved in the decision. O'Toole later said that being selected as the starting pitcher by San Francisco Giants manager Alvin Dark was one of the proudest moments of his career. In 1964, he continued as an elite pitcher, with a career-best earned run average of 2.66, 6th in the National League, and a win-lost percentage of .708, third in the National League behind Sandy Koufax and Juan Marichal, two members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
O'Toole died on December 26, 2015, from cancer in Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 78.
Currently, Jim O'Toole is 85 years, 10 months and 17 days old. Jim O'Toole will celebrate 86th birthday on a Tuesday 10th of January 2023.
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