Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Dock Ellis


On this date in 1970, Dock Ellis of the Pirates, allegedly under the influence of LSD, no-hits the Padres 2-0.

"The ball was small sometimes, the ball was large sometimes, sometimes I saw the catcher, sometimes I didn't. Sometimes I tried to stare the hitter down and throw while looking at him. I chewed my gum while it turned to powder. I started having a crazy idea in the fourth inning that Richard Nixon was the home umpire, and once I thought I was pitching to Jimi Hendrix who to me was holding a guitar and swinging it over the plate."

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