December 20, 2008

Death of a Dock

News Item: Former pitcher Dock Ellis dies.

There's an error in the obituary:

Dock Ellis, the former major league pitcher best remembered for his flamboyance and social activism as a member of the great Pittsburgh Pirates teams of the 1970s, died Friday of a liver ailment in California, his former agent, Tom Reich, confirmed. Ellis was 63.
No no. Ellis is best known for having thrown a no-hitter after taking acid in 1970.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 20, 2008 08:52 AM
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