Dock Ellis Pitches No Hitter While Tripping on LSD

Podcast Highlights

Doc Ellis, an eccentric flower child and black activist, unexpectedly gets called in to pitch a game while he is under the influence of LSD. He ends up pitching a no hitter that day, making for the strangest no hitter in major league history.

Jack Murphy Stadium

Pittsburgh Pirates

San Diego Padres

Featured Players

Dock Ellis

Career: 1968-1979
Position: pitcher
Bats: both
Throws: right
Height/Weight: 6’3, 205lb
Born: March 11, 1954 in Los Angeles, CA
Debut: June 18, 1968 (age 23) for Pittsburg Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Career Highlights & Awards

Career Playing Stats:

WAR W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
14.8 138 119 3.46 345 317 1 2128.0 1136 1.288

Nate Colbert

Career: 1966-1976
Position: First Baseman and Left-fielder
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height/Weight: 6’2, 205lb
Born: April 9, 1946 in St. Louis, MO
Debut: April 14, 1966 (age 20) for Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Career Highlights & Awards

Career Playing Stats:

WAR AB R H BA HR RBI SB OBP SLG
14.3 3422 481 833 .243 173 520 52 .322 .451
  • San Diego Padres Hall of Fame

Dave Cash

Career: 1969-1980
Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height/Weight: 5’11, 170lb
Born: June 11, 1948 in Utica, NY
Debut: September 13, 1969 (age 21) for Pittsburg Pirates vs. New York Mets

Career Highlights & Awards

Career Playing Stats:

WAR AB R H BA HR RBI SB OBP SLG
25.4 5554 732 1571 .283 21 426 120 .334 .358

Bill Mazeroski

Career: 1956-1972
Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height/Weight: 5’11, 183lb
Born: September 5, 1936
Debut: July 7, 1956 (age 19) for Pittsburg Pirates vs. New York Giants
Nickname: Maz

Career Highlights & Awards

Career Playing Stats:

WAR AB R H BA HR RBI SB OBP SLG
36.2 7755 769 2016 .260 138 853 27 .299 .367
  • 8x Gold Glove Award (1958, 1960, 1961, 1963-1967)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates No. 9 retired
  • Baseball Hall of Fame (Inducted 2001)

Ramon Webster

Career: 1967-1971
Position: Pinch Hitter, First Baseman, and Left-fielder
Bats: left
Throws: left
Height/Weight: 6’0, 185lb
Born: August 31, 1942 in Colon, Panama
Debut: April 11, 1967 (age 24) for Kansas City Athletics vs. Cleveland Indians

Career Highlights & Awards

Career Playing Stats:

WAR AB R H BA HR RBI SB OBP SLG
2.5 778 76 190 .244 17 98 9 .308 .365

Willie Stargell

Career: 1956-1972
Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height/Weight: 5’11, 183lb
Born: September 5, 1936
Debut: July 7, 1956 (age 19) for Pittsburg Pirates vs. New York Giants
Nickname: Maz

Career Highlights & Awards

Career Playing Stats:

WAR AB R H BA HR RBI SB OBP SLG
57.2 7927 1194 2232 .282 475 1540 17 .360 .529
  • NL MVP (1979)
  • World Series MVP (1979)
  • Roberto Clemente Award (1974)
  • 2x NL Home Run Leader (1971, 1973)
  • NL RBI Leader (1973)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates No. 8 retired

Ed Spiezio

Career: 1964-1972
Position: Third Baseman, Pinch Hitter, Outfielder
Bats: Right
Throws: right
Height/Weight: 5’11, 180lb
Born October 31, 1941 in Joliet, IL
Debut: July 23, 1964 (age 22) for St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

Career Highlights & Awards

Career Playing Stats:

WAR AB R H BA HR RBI SB OBP SLG
2.7 1544 126 367 .238 39 174 16 .303 .355
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About the Author:

Larry Dierker was born September 22, 1946, in Hollywood California. Larry is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, manager, broadcaster, and he is also an accomplished American novelist, blogger, essayist, playwright, motivational speaker, and digital entrepreneur.

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