Dock Ellis & The LSD No-Hitter
Dock Ellis (3-11-1945 – 12-19-2008) pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1968-1975, and he won 19 games during the team’s 1971 World Series season. He’s remembered for three incidents inside baseball.
He beaned Reggie Jackson in the face, allegedly in retaliation for Jackson’s home run at the 1971 All-Star game.
In 1974, Ellis attempted to hit every batter in the Reds lineup before being removed because,he felt “that his teammates had lost their aggressiveness and were too easily intimidated.”
But he most famous incident was on June 12, 1970 he threw a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres while on LSD.
“Ew I just made a touchdown”