Current events from the authors of the Brooklyn Ballparks website.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Dock Ellis, RIP
One of the great characters of '70s baseball is gone. Dock Ellis, famous for all sorts of reasons but best known for pitching a no-hitter while on LSD, died yesterday from liver problems.
As well as that no-hitter, he once tried to bean everyone on the Reds lineup in succession. For all that, though, he finished 138-119 in a twelve year career, mostly with the Pittsburgh Pirates, won a World Series, and helped players to avoid and overcome drug problems after his retirement.