July 27, 1960: In his major league debut, Jim Maloney allows only one run in seven innings, but loses, 2-0, to the Dodgers and Don Drysdale in Los Angeles.
Maloney was the most dominating pitcher in Reds history. Before he was traded after the 1970 season, Maloney was 134-81 in Cincinnati with a 3.16 ERA. He struck out 1,592 batters with the Reds, the most in club history, pitched 30 shutouts, and won more games than any Reds pitcher since WWII. During his career, Maloney authored three no hitters, five one hitters, and nine two hitters.
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