Dock Ellis’ No-No on LSD

On June 12, 1970, Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the San Diego Padres. That right there is enough to gain notoriety and acknowledgement…..but to do so on Acid??? That’s a ticket right into the realms of myth and lore.

Dock never spoke of his LSD influenced feat publicly, until a 1984 interview with a Pittsburgh Journalist. It gained more steam in 2009 when an interview Dock did with NPR in 2008 was put to animation and made its rounds through the internet tubes. This legend has earned its on film entitled ‘No-No: A Dockumentary’.

Check out the animated short here:




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