‘No No’, A Documentary About Legendary Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Dock Ellis, Who Threw a No-Hitter on LSD

No, No is a new documentary directed by Jeff Radice that examines the life of legendary 1970s Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis. Ellis is probably best known for having thrown a no-hitter while high on LSD, but the major leaguer was also an important figure for civil rights in sports.

Dock was often at the forefront of controversy and has been called the “Muhammad Ali of Baseball.” He was an outspoken leader of a new wave of civil rights in sports, when black athletes were no longer content to accept second-class treatment or keep their mouths shut about indignities. For this, the press labeled him a militant.

Dock Ellis

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Brian Heater
Brian Heater