If you’re like most people you haven’t heard the story of Dock Ellis pitching a No-Hitter on June 12, 1970 for the Pirates all while ON ACID. It’s too bad, this should really be taught in public schools. It’s a fantastic piece of sports history, and one that Ellis doesn’t seem too embarrassed about. He shared it openly in his autobiography, Dock Ellis in the Country of Baseball, which I hear is a good read.
On March 29, 2008, radio producers Donnell Alexander and Neille Ilel featured Ellis on NPR’s Weekend America, where he talked about his drug-addled game against San Diego Padres. It’s a great story and Ellis, who has since passed away, tells it with the comfort of a man talking about anything other than taking LSD. This short was created by a couple of animators in at No Mas, a sportswear company in New York City who found the original and adapted it to the screen.