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Saturday, October 27, 2012

10 Things To Happen Once In Baseball

It kind of ties into the World Series. I found them interesting. You should read them all. This was my favorite:

"Pitching a no-hitter on LSD: Dock Ellis of the Pittsburgh Pirates remains the only known pitcher to ever pitch a no-hitter while on LSD.  On June 12, 1970, Dock, not thinking he would be pitching that day (he had his days mixed up) took a dose of LSD.  Soon thereafter, he was summoned to start that evening’s game at Three Rivers Stadium against the San Diego Padres and won the game by a 2-0 score, pitching a no hitter in the process.  In Ellis’ own words, “I can only remember bits and pieces of the game. I was psyched. I had a feeling of euphoria. I was zeroed in on the [catcher's] glove, but I didn’t hit the glove too much. I remember hitting a couple of batters, and the bases were loaded two or three times. The ball was small sometimes, the ball was large sometimes, sometimes I saw the catcher, sometimes I didn’t. Sometimes, I tried to stare the hitter down and throw while I was looking at him. I chewed my gum until it turned to powder. I started having a crazy idea in the fourth inning that Richard Nixon was the home plate umpire, and once I thought I was pitching a baseball to Jimi Hendrix, who to me was holding a guitar and swinging it over the plate. They say I had about three to four fielding chances. I remember diving out of the way of a ball I thought was a line drive. I jumped, but the ball wasn’t hit hard and never reached me.”

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