Samuel Joseph Ellis was born on February 11, 1941, and died on May 13, 2016.
He was an American professional baseball pitcher.
Ellis played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds, California Angels, and Chicago White Sox.
Sammy Ellis was an MLB All-Star in 1965.
Ellis made his major league debut at the start of the 1962 season.
Sammy Ellis first appearance was on April 14, 1962, which he lost.
Sammy Ellis first victory came 10 days later on April 24, when he walked 11 batters but only allowed one hit.
Following his time spent as a part of the 1962 and all of the 1963 season in the minors, Ellis rejoined the major league club in 1964 as a reliever.
The baseball player finished the season with a 10–3 record, a 2.57 earned run average (ERA), pitched 52 games, and threw fewer walks in those 52 games (28) than he did in 1962 in 8 games (29).
Ellis was traded to the Chicago White Sox for right fielder Bill Voss and minor leaguer Andy Rubilotta, on January 20, 1969,
Ellis struggled during the time he was with the White Sox, and he was traded again in June, this time to the Cleveland Indians for pitcher Jack Hamilton.
But, he was sent to the minors, ending up with the Tulsa Oilers in 1970 and the Birmingham A’s in 1971, and was unable to make it back to the majors.
When he retired, Ellis worked as a Major League pitching coach for a dozen seasons, having stints with the New York Yankees (1982–84; 1986), Chicago White Sox (1989–91), Chicago Cubs (1992), Seattle Mariners (1993–94), Boston Red Sox (1996) and Baltimore Orioles (2000).
Sammy Ellis passed away at 75 yrs.