CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds say 1960s star pitcher Jim O'Toole has died at his home after a long battle with cancer. O'Toole was 78.
The team says O'Toole died Saturday.
The lefty started the opening game of the 1961 World Series, losing to Yankees ace Whitey Ford 2-0. He was the National League's starter in the 1963 All-Star Game.
O'Toole debuted at 21 for the Reds and was 98-84 over 10 seasons, finishing with the White Sox in 1967. He was 19-9 in 1961 and twice won 17 games.
A Chicago native, O'Toole and wife Betty, his high school sweetheart, adopted Cincinnati as their hometown, where they raised 11 children.
No information was available immediately on funeral plans.