Dock Ellis was a right-handed pitcher for the San Diego Padres who made his Major League debut in 1968. Just 3 years later in 1971 he would lead his team to a World Series victory. However, he is best known for a game in 1970, just one year earlier. In that game, a double-header in a misty stadium, Dock Ellis pitched a no hitter (no-no) while under the influence of LSD.
Only 271 no-hitters are recognized by the MLB between 1876 and 2011. Just one of these no-hitters has ever been performed by someone taking LSD. Ellis had been visiting friends in Los Angeles, CA and was under the impression that he had a day off. Ellis drops a little acid and ends up passing out.
When the Padres pitcher wakes up he learns that there actually is a Padres game that day. Then like something out of a cartoon, Dock Ellis went to the park prepared to play. The only problem was he was still high as a kite. Watch the video below to see the rest of the amazing story.
Sadly Dock Ellis died at the age of 63 but his June 12, 1970 No-No will go down in history.