On August 27, 1955 — Sandy Koufax, in his second big league start, two-hits the Reds at Ebbets Field, 7-0. The 19 year-old bonus baby, displaying the dominance that he will feature during the 1960’s, goes the distance, striking out 14 Cincinnati batters.
Said Cincinnati outfielder Gus Bell, “the lad had as much stuff as any pitcher I’ve faced in quite a spell.”
Koufax’ rookie season totals: 2 wins, 2 losses with a 3.02 E.R.A. but 28 walks in 42.2 innings.
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