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Legendary pitcher Dock Ellis focus in 'No No: A Dockumentary'




Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Dock Ellis is on the ground as he watches his throw go wild to Bob Robertson at first in 6th inning of Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies game Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Dock Ellis is on the ground as he watches his throw go wild to Bob Robertson at first in 6th inning of Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies game Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pa.
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"No No: Dockumentary" trailer

In 136 years of baseball history, only 276 no-hitters have been recorded — one of them by former Pittsburgh Pirate pitcher Dock Ellis, who claims he did so high on LSD.

Ellis' extraordinary career is the subject of a new documentary called "No No: A Dockumentary."

"He was known for being somewhat flamboyant," says Jeff Radice, director of the film. "He referred to himself as the Muhammad Ali of baseball, was very stylish [in] his clothing and somewhat outspoken about civil rights."

If you've never heard Ellis' account of his no-hitter, then check out this video illustrating his narrative. The audio is taken from an interview with NPR's Weekend America in March 2008. Ellis died that year in December.

Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No