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TBT: Dock Ellis’ LSD no-hitter

Katie Park June 15, 2017 June 15th, 2017 Dock Ellis

On June 12, 1970, Dock Ellis, the Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher, threw a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres while high on LSD, which is otherwise known as acid. Clearly, he was not ready to pitch that night considering he dropped acid earlier that day. However, this did not stop him from achieving an incredible feat.

Here’s the story: (according to Ellis)

The night before the game against the Padres, Ellis visited his friend in LA, and together they stayed up doing drugs. Ellis lost track of time, and the next day he dropped acid at noon, not knowing that he had a game to be at that night. Two hours later, his friend showed him the newspaper that said Ellis was to pitch that night. Within the next hour, Ellis hopped on a plane and arrived at the field only 90 minutes before the game was supposed to start.

None of this stopped him though. That night, Ellis pitched a no-hitter victory. And despite hitting a player, walking eight men, and allowing three stolen bases, Dock Ellis got it done. He threw a no-hitter, and somehow did it while high on LSD.

So what do we take away from all of this?

Anything is possible.