No-Hitter Etiquette, Pandemic Baseball

That Time When Doc Ellis Got Chatty While Throwing a No-Hitter On LSD

In lieu of actual baseball, I’ll be posting snippets that were cut from The Baseball Codes as a way of amusing myself and, hopefully, you. Today’s theme: Talking during a no-hitter.

When Doc Ellis threw his famous LSD-induced no-hitter in 1970, he began to talk about it in the third inning. Emboldened, Pirates second baseman Dave Cash took to reminding him about it through virtually every inning. “You got a no-no,” he’d chime. “You got a no-no.” With the cornucopia of chemicals running through his brain, Ellis barely noticed. “I didn’t care,” he said later. “What the hell.”

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