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Dock Ellis' LSD No-Hitter Retold In New VIDEO

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No Mas, a New York-based apparel and art company, created a video about Dock Ellis' 1970 no-hitter. Ellis, a Pittsburgh Pirate at the time, claims to have pitched the game under the influence of LSD. The Dallas Observer published a piece in 2005 that claimed Ellis was so disoriented from a drug- and alcohol-fueled bender that he did not know what day of the week it was:

Ellis remained calm. The game would start late. Ample time for the acid to wear off. Then it struck him: doubleheader. The Pirates had a doubleheader. And he was pitching the first game. He had four hours to get to San Diego, warm up and pitch. If something didn't happen in the interim, Dock Philip Ellis, age 25, was about to enter a 50,000-seat stadium and throw a very small ball, very hard, for a very long time, without the benefit of being able to, you know, feel the thing.

Read the complete Dallas Observer piece here, and check out the James Blagden's video below.

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