Commenting on the 1965 season, when he went 22-10 for Cincinnati, Ellis said, "The
Reds scored a lot of runs for me. I thought the year before was a better year (10-3)
as far as being an asset to the team." In subsequent seasons, his blazing fastball
and dancing knuckleball were weakened by arm problems. Ellis later became a Yankee
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»April 24, 1962:
Reds rookie Sammy Ellis wins his first ML game, beating the Mets, 7–3. Ellis goes six innings and allows just one hit, but walks 11 and is replaced by Moe Drabowsky.