Episode 2 – Dock Ellis and the No-No

In our second episode, Jack and Davin discuss the no-hitter thrown in San Diego by Dock Ellis on Friday, June 12, 1970. The crazy part of the story is that Dock was on LSD while pitching. LISTEN TO EPISODE 2 HERE.



  1. “Little Known Black History Fact: Dock Ellis” BY DL Chandler:  https://blackamericaweb.com/2015/06/16/little-known-black-history-fact-dock-ellis/
  2. “Today is the 47th anniversary of Dock Ellis’ acid-fueled no-hitter” By Jon Taylor (Sports Illustrated): https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/06/12/dock-ellis-acid-no-hitter-pittsburgh-pirates-anniversary
  3. “Dock Ellis, All-Star Pitcher Who Overcame Longtime Addictions, Dies at 63” By Richard Goldstein (NY Times): http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/sports/baseball/21ellis.html?mcubz=3
  4. “Dock Ellis Pitched a No-Hitter on LSD?” Investigated by David Mikkelson of Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/sports/baseball/ellis.asp
  5. “The day Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis threw a no-no while high on LSD” BY RHIANNON WALKER (The Undefeated): https://theundefeated.com/features/pittsburgh-pirates-pitcher-dock-ellis-threw-a-no-no-while-high-on-lsd/
  6. “No Mas Presents: Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No” by James Blagden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=_vUhSYLRw14
  7. Quotes come from an interview with radio producers Donnell Alexander and Neille Ilel, who had recorded an interview with Ellis in which the former Pirate right hander gave a moment by moment account of June 12, 1970, the day he no-hit the San Diego Padres. Alexander and Ilels original four minute piece appeared March 29, 2008 on NPRs Weekend America.
  8. “The Long Strange Trip of Dock Ellis” By Patrick Hruby (ESPN Outside the Lines): http://www.espn.com/espn/eticket/story?page=dock-ellis
  9. “Dock Ellis in The Country of Baseball” By Donald Hall: https://books.google.com/books?id=S9AqrK2gCyEC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Dock+Ellis+biography+early+childhood&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwitiNHy5vzVAhVC4yYKHadADoIQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=Dock%20Ellis%20biography%20early%20childhood&f=false
  10. “Pirates’ Dock Ellis tells Senate of sickle disease”. Anchorage Daily News. Associated Press. October 27, 1971. p. 9. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  11. “High Times” By McAlester, Keven (June 23, 2005). Houston Press: http://www.houstonpress.com/news/high-times-6549194
  12. Baseball-Reference.com “Dock Ellis”: https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/ellisdo01.shtml


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