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    Dock Ellis

    Baseball pitcher Dock Ellis died yesterday. He was one of the most interesting players in MLB history.. he claims to have pitched a no-hitter in 1970 while tripping on acid!
    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...2008&fext=.jsp

    LSD story
    http://www.sirbacon.org/4membersonly/docellis.htm

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    Poor Guy. RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by jz63 View Post
    Baseball pitcher Dock Ellis died yesterday. He was one of the most interesting players in MLB history.. he claims to have pitched a no-hitter in 1970 while tripping on acid!
    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...2008&fext=.jsp

    LSD story
    http://www.sirbacon.org/4membersonly/docellis.htm

    I wonder if anyone noticed at the time that he was tripping on acid. I would love to see the footage of that if there is any.

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    Too bad, he was so young. I don't remember him - I'll have to check the baseball card collections!


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    Yeah old Dock was quite....eccentric. He at one time took to wearing hair curlers on the field during practice, until the baseball commissioner ordered him to stop it.

    In a game against the Cincinnati Reds in 1974, he attempted to fire up his teammates, whom he perceived as having become lethargic, by hitting every batter in the Reds' lineup. He hit the first three, walked the fourth and after a couple of pitches aimed at Johnny Bench's head, Ellis was removed from the game by Pirate manager Danny Murtaugh.

    In 1999, Ellis was recognized with induction into the Shrine of the Eternals the highest honor given by the Baseball Reliquary, for having
    shattered the complacency of the baseball establishment and were willing to publicly discuss racial slights and slurs, while confronting management with charges of discrimination, especially with regard to the lack of black managers and front office personnel.
    Dock Ellis was one of kind, may he rest in peace.

    Dock at his peak with the Pirates

    Dock in curlers

    Dock at his induction into Baseball Reliquary's Shrine of The Eternals in 1999.
    Last edited by Ima Sikfuk; 12-20-2008 at 12:49 PM.

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    According to the last picture there I guess he had stopped wearing curlers huh? LOL

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    I almost forgot, in the 191 All-Star Game, Dock gave up what many say is one of the longest home runs ever hit.
    http://www.seth.com/coll_histbseballs_34.html

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vUhS...layer_embedded
    That is a funny fuckin story!
    Fabulous!
    Suck it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ichabodius View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vUhS...layer_embedded
    That is a funny fuckin story!
    Fabulous!
    This made my day, my week and my month!!!!
    I always loved Doc Ellis and certainly had my share of window pane back in the day.
    I would have given anything to have been at that game or at this point see a film of it. Maybe I was lucky but I never had a bad drug experience back then so I just find it all hilarious. I am sure he could count every stitch on that horsehide as it tumbled towards the batter!
    Thank you! Thank you Ich!
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    I know dick about baseball and this guy. I have however seen a couple of Costner movies on the subject.

    I watched Itch's vid on the guy. So, he threw a no-hitter whilst off his tits on LSD? He threw the perfect game stoned?
    I am a sick puppy....woof woof!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilmpenny View Post
    I know dick about baseball and this guy. I have however seen a couple of Costner movies on the subject.

    I watched Itch's vid on the guy. So, he threw a no-hitter whilst off his tits on LSD? He threw the perfect game stoned?
    Clearly my friend , you never used LSD (although I could certainly be wrong). It either gave the the ability to control time and motion or the illusion I controlled time and motion.
    Now it has been decades since I used it and I didn't do it often but I can absolutely see this guy doing this.
    I once glanced at a ceramic tile wall and accurately stated how many 2x2 tiles composed the wall. No one believed me and two guys spent 10 minutes counting the tile and I was accurate after a 30 second glance at the wall. It does do odd things to perception in addition to hallucinogenic properties.
    KIDS DO NOT CONSIDER THIS POST AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY DRUG! IT IS DANGEROUS AND BEST LEFT UNTRIED.
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    Forget it..... moving on.
    Last edited by neilmpenny; 07-24-2010 at 09:13 AM.
    I am a sick puppy....woof woof!!!

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    Help fund a documentary about him:
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...out-dock-ellis
    Suck it.

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