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Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No

“It was easier to pitch with the LSD because I was so used to medicating myself. That’s the way I was dealing with the fear of failure; the fear of losing, the fear of winning; it was just part of the game. You know, you get to the major leagues and you say, ‘I got to stay here, what do I need?’”

The story of Doc Ellis’ June 12, 1970 no-hitter is so out-there and unbelievably ridiculous that you might mistake it for apocrypha if the entire incident wasn’t widely witnessed and documented. All the cold, factual particulars can be unearthed, in part, by following that last hyperlink but I think it’s far more compelling to hear the story in Doc’s own words accompanied by James Blagden‘s excellent illustrations. Enjoy!

[ No Mas Presents: Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No by James Blagden ]