View Full Version : Crazy video of Doc Ellis

04-08-2010, 05:19 PM
I was born in June 1970, so I found this video to be quite entertaining-


04-16-2010, 08:54 AM
Dock Ellis had a reputation of being a bit of a flake. He was the best starting pitcher on the 1971 Pirates when they won the World Series. I believe they were the first team to field 9 black or hispanic players as starters in a game.CN

Chris Counts
04-16-2010, 11:30 AM
That video is hilarious, Johnny. Here's another one from YouTube. It's a tribute to Dock Ellis by a singer-songwriter named Todd Snider ...


By the way, I've always had a soft spot for Ellis. One day when I was a kid, and friend and I was lurking around a hotel in Anaheim, CA looking for autographs when the Yankees were staying there. A security guard caught us and was starting to read us the riot act when Dock showed up and said with a seriously menacing voice, "Don't mess with these guys, they're my friends."

04-16-2010, 09:01 PM
Thanks for sharing this. That was hysterical.

04-17-2010, 12:06 AM
I just googled Dock Ellis and after reading about his LSD No-hitter I also read about him hitting the first 3 Reds in a game and trying to hit a 4th until being removed by Danny Murtagh. He was one of those characters that the game misses in my opinion. CN

04-17-2010, 10:00 AM
Awesome stuff Johnny!!!I'm still laughing,that was great!!!:D:D