Monday, December 22, 2008

R.I.P. Dock Ellis

Posted By on Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 10:00 AM

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Dock Ellis, the combative Pittsburgh Pirates ace who on June 12, 1970 dropped LSD and then no-hit the San Diego Padres a few hours later (he gave up no earned runs despite walking eight, because he was, you know, on acid), died this weekend of a liver ailment. He spent much of the last years of his life counseling young ballplayers on substance abuse, among other charity work, and was an inspiration to many, not least the editorial staff of The L Magazine.

If acid-tripping Dock Ellis took the mound against an all-hangover lineup of Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, et cetera, what would the box score look like? Thoughts?

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