Dock Ellis

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Birthday
11, 1945
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Dec 19, 2008 (63)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
11, 1945
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Dec 19, 2008 (63)

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About

Pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates who admitted to throwing his 1970 no-hitter under the influence of LSD.

Before Fame

He refused to play for his Gardena High school baseball team after one of its player used a racial slur to refer to him.

Trivia

He walked eight batters during his no-hitter, and remembered struggling with his aim, with the ball and catcher sometimes disappearing from his sight.

Family Life

He was married four times, with four children.

Associated With

Jackie Robinson, the first black man in baseball, supported Ellis in trying to gain equality for all races in baseball, but warned him not to be too outspoken.

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