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YouTube Finds: Dock Ellis’ Infamous No-Hitter

Posted by Neil Paine on November 13, 2009

On June 12, 1970, Dock Ellis of the Pirates pitched a no-hitter. But that's not the most interesting part of what happened that day, because this was no ordinary no-hitter. For one thing, Ellis walked 8 batters and hit another, still one of the wildest performances ever in a no-hitter. And why was he so erratic? Well, we'll let him tell the story:

6 Responses to “YouTube Finds: Dock Ellis’ Infamous No-Hitter”

  1. kingturtle Says:

    i know that dock didn't like being known for this incident, but i love the story. i love the event. i love my topps baseball card that mentions his no-hitter.

  2. ImAShark2 Says:

    He must be pretty bad bone to use LSD.

  3. cubbyphil69 Says:

    OK, so let me get this straight. A guy gets caught gambling on baseball, which does not affect the outcome of any of the games he played or managed, or any of the records he or his team may have broken, and he gets banned for life. A guy admits to being high on LSD while pitching a no-hitter, the proverbial "record which no one can break," and he's considered one of the "more colorful personalities of the game." I'm sorry, perhaps I'm expecting too much from a Commissioner who couldn't figure out to break a tie in an All-Star Game and continues to allow blown umpire calls to determine the outcome of playoff games, not to mention a substance-enhanced home run hitter now hired as a "hitting coach." OK, so how many "hits" of that stuff does it take to knock it 500 feet, coach? Ellis is just one of the long list of guys who will eventually force the Hall of Fame to add an extra wing: "PHARMACY."

  4. ImAShark2 Says:

    Actually that record can be broken if a guy pitches a perfect game while high on heroin or rice.

  5. rico petrocelli Says:

    middle of the 1926 season for the waiver price.[1]
    The Grover Cleveland SAlexander of his time. In 1926, Old Pete and the The Cardinals won the National League pennant and met the New York Yankees in the World Series, where Alexander had his finest moment. He pitched complete game victories in Games 2 and 6. After the game six victory, Alexander managed to get drunk throughout the night and was still feeling the effects when he was sent out to pitch.[in the seventh inning of Game 7, after starter Jesse Haines developed a blister, with the Cardinals ahead 3-2, the bases loaded and two outs. Facing Yankee slugger Tony Lazzeri, Alexander struck him out and then held the Yankees scoreless for two more innings to preserve the win and give St. Louis the championship.

    Trippy, huh?

  6. JohnnyTwisto Says:

    Asterisk it! 28 titles for the Yankees.