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RIP Dock Ellis

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Drip, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Once threw a no-hitter high on LSD and was known for keeping curlers in his hair
  2. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    And gave up a scary home run to Reggie Jackson in the 1971 All-Star Game. Left the playing field with frightening speed. If it hadn't hit the light standard or whatever in Tiger Stadium, it might still be in orbit.
  3. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Holy crap, these things aren't coming in threes this week. More like three a day. :eek:

    Dock worked for a long time helping prison inmates transition back to life outside the walls. RIP to a good man.
  4. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Hope AP gets something out on this soon.
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Two righties in a row. RIP Dock. Enjoyed rooting for you when you were with the Oakland A's
  6. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

  7. StormSurge

    StormSurge Active Member

  8. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    RIP to one of the great characters in Pirates history.
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Dock Ellis and Nelson Briles being starters at the same time had to be a treat for Pirates beat writers in terms of nuttiness to cover. R.I.P.
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Anyone know if there is a website dedicated to notable deaths? They seem to be coming faster and faster these days.
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    In a weird way, this site's a wiki for that.
  12. The tripping/no-hitter is my favorite baseball story of all time.
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