dock ellis pitched no hitter on lsd - news story

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I guess this goes under the "Chemistry aka Performance Enhancing Chemicals" category:

Balls Out: How to throw a no-hitter on acid, and other lessons from the career of baseball legend Dock Ellis

o. nate (onate), Friday, 24 June 2005 15:07 (fifteen years ago) link

Babs Manning totally scooped these fuX0rs.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Friday, 24 June 2005 15:11 (fifteen years ago) link

Some funny quotes in that article. I guess baseball was a little different in the '70s:

"I absolutely loved him," says [Rangers owner Brad] Corbett, who acquired Ellis from the A's in June 1977. "The biggest misperception about Dock is that he's this untamed, self-destructive wildman. And part of that is true; he was crazy, but in a good way. He was fun. He had a way of keeping people loose. He was a practical joker. He had character. Everybody loves to talk about that LSD no-hitter, but come on. Stuff like that was happening all the time. Everybody was doing something. One relief pitcher we traded for, I went to meet him in New York at Studio 54. And I walk in and look over and say to myself, 'Hmm. Is that sugar?'

o. nate (onate), Friday, 24 June 2005 15:22 (fifteen years ago) link

"Right about the time I left, it changed. You can't throw at anyone without getting thrown out of the game. The announcers today say it ruins the game. They never talk about the fights that Cincinnati and St. Louis got into 30 years ago. Barry Bonds? I'd hit him at least once a game. 'Cause he's got all that shit on. Yeah, let's see that shit stop the ball from hurting him if I hit him on the motherfucking elbow or something. I'd hit him just to see, does it work?"


John (jdahlem), Friday, 24 June 2005 15:39 (fifteen years ago) link

cf, Roger Clemens.

To Bonds' credit though, a pitch at that spot where is elbow-armor is, was probably one of the 702.

gygax! (gygax!), Friday, 24 June 2005 16:30 (fifteen years ago) link

Ha! They ran the same story in the Houston Press this week.

Of course, the Press also runs the Observer's movie reviews.

boldbury (boldbury), Friday, 24 June 2005 17:46 (fifteen years ago) link

How did Dock do at the plate this game?

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Sunday, 26 June 2005 00:20 (fifteen years ago) link

This was actually the cover of the Observer a couple of weeks ago. Slow week, I guess - I couldn't figure out how a profile of a long-retired player who's done nothing noteworthy recently merited the cover.

milozauckerman (miloaukerman), Sunday, 26 June 2005 01:11 (fifteen years ago) link

three months pass...
Two Stargell homers. Nice to have Pops behind you when you're trippin' balls.

brianiac (briania), Sunday, 2 October 2005 05:22 (fifteen years ago) link

8 BB, 1 HBP

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Sunday, 2 October 2005 06:35 (fifteen years ago) link

I remember hearing this story in high school, and I didn't believe it, so I looked it up. Gotta love his name on the lineup card: Ellis, D.

Hurlothrumbo (hurlothrumbo), Tuesday, 4 October 2005 02:03 (fifteen years ago) link

HA ha! I never noticed that before!!

Thermo Thinwall (Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 4 October 2005 05:01 (fifteen years ago) link

two years pass...

via CSTB:,_D./Contents.html

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 13:41 (twelve years ago) link

whoa, those are great

n/a, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 13:49 (twelve years ago) link

Those are fantastic.

polyphonic, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 17:21 (twelve years ago) link

four months pass...
eight months pass...

am0n, Tuesday, 15 September 2009 16:32 (eleven years ago) link

bitch, I pitch TOMORROW.

Batsman (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 15 September 2009 17:57 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

luol deng (am0n), Thursday, 12 November 2009 18:07 (eleven years ago) link

sweet vid

windy = white, carl = black (polyphonic), Thursday, 12 November 2009 19:00 (eleven years ago) link

barbara manning - "dock ellis" [streaming]

♪♫(●̲̲̅̅̅̅=̲̲̅̅̅̅●̲̅̅)♪♫ (Steve Shasta), Friday, 13 November 2009 08:08 (eleven years ago) link

luol deng (am0n), Friday, 13 November 2009 15:41 (eleven years ago) link

awesome video

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 15 November 2009 12:18 (eleven years ago) link

Came here to post that video. I guess that counts as a thumbs up.

tie me up, dress in drag, and read to me from the bible (kenan), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 10:34 (eleven years ago) link

eight months pass...

mizzell, Friday, 23 July 2010 16:50 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

"For those not named Nolan Ryan, the no-hitter is a rare and treasured event — consider that a Mets pitcher has never thrown one. "

worthless statement imo

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 6 September 2010 14:57 (ten years ago) link

eight years pass...

watched the dockumentary this week. Him breaking down when reading his letter from Jackie Robinson was a highlight.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 28 December 2018 17:57 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

In 1978, Bevacqua, Ellis and fellow former Pirate Richie Zisk were reunited as teammates in Texas. Bevacqua and Zisk roomed together on the road. Near the end of the season, Ellis dropped a paper bag between them.

“That’s for you guys,” Ellis said.

Bevacqua was stumped. He opened the bag. Inside was a bundle of cash. Something like $2,700, Bevacqua recalled.

“Does he owe you money?” Bevacqua asked Zisk.


“Well, he doesn’t owe me any money.”

The duo visited Ellis. What was going on? Ellis was beaming. He was paying his tab, he explained. He had been signing his room-service bills to Bevacqua and Zisk’s room for most of the season. Now they were even.

“Dock Ellis was a hell of a guy,” Bevacqua said. “As crazy as he was … you know what? He just did crazy shit. He really wasn’t that crazy.”

mookieproof, Friday, 1 May 2020 18:07 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

50 years ago today

mookieproof, Friday, 12 June 2020 12:03 (five months ago) link

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