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.

Dock Ellis, we'll miss you.

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