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We see Masters youngster Tianlang Guan and raise you 15-year-old pitcher Joe Nuxhall

Tianlang Guan shot a 73 during the first round of the Masters on Thursday. He's 14 years old. 

When I was 14, I tried to dye my hair blonde with lemon juice. It turned orange.

Guan has obviously accomplished much more than most of us do by his young age, and baseball had a similar phenomenon with Reds' 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall in 1944

Nuxhall became the youngest player to ever appear in a (real) big league game when he threw 2/3 of an inning against the Cardinals on June 10 of that year. The 6-foot-2 ninth grader got the opportunity (after permission from his principal) because of wartime player shortages. Joe got two outs, but then gave up five runs before being pulled from the game:

"Probably two weeks prior to that, I was pitching against seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders, kids 13 and 14 years old," he recalled. "All of a sudden, I look up and there's Stan Musial and the likes. It was a very scary situation."

Nuxhall didn't make it back to the Reds until 1952, but finished with 135 total wins, a 3.90 ERA and a legendary broadcasting career.

-- Matt Monagan /