LSD and The Strangest Player in Major League History
Posted by j d ess 10 years ago
Apparently a an overview of just one part of a the Doc Ellis story trumps a heavily detailed, sourced, photgraph-accompanied biography.  
Just What the Doctor Ordered: LSD and The Strangest Player in Major League History  
How many hits did Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis have to contend with on June 12th, 1970? Depending on your interpretation of the question it was several or none. In an amazing story that is rarely in any baseball highlight reel, Ellis pitched the only LSD induced no-hitter in the history of major league baseball. Let's see Barry Bonds or Alex Rodriguez enhance their game on psychedelics (no really, let's see it!). Dock Ellis was baseball's first true king of performance enhancing drugs. Ah, but wait... there's more. Dock Ellis is probably the only player in history that intentionally tried to injure his opponents during the event usually so full of jocular goodwill, the annual All-Star game. He's one of the few (the only?) to be pepper sprayed by stadium security upon arrival. How many other major leaguers spent their off-season cruising through the ghettos of Haiti in a borrowed jeep in order to find zombies? These are all amazing, yet typical anecdotes from the life of one of baseball's great eccentrics.  
oh man
j d ess:

I was so mad at Mac when he flagged this one as a dupe.


Still bitter?