July 28, 1965: Sammy Ellis strikes out 12 batters to beat Sandy Koufax and the Dodgers 4-1, in Los Angeles.

All “Reds trivia” posts come from Greg Rhodes and John Snyder’s fabulous book, “Redleg Journal” (see link for purchasing) and are used with Greg’s permission.

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Comment: Reds did remarkably well against Koufax, posting a 19-18 record against him. His ERA vs the Reds was 3.86 (career ERA of 2.76). Pretty amazing.