No No: A Dockumentary

No No: A Dockumentary examines the wild life of Dock Ellis, a hard-throwing hurler for the Pittsburgh Pirates who, later in life, claimed to have never taken the mound without being high. Never more concerned with getting blotter hits than batters getting hits, Ellis was an All-Star and World Series champion—a feat overlooked when, on one afternoon in 1970, he etched his name in the baseball record books by tossing a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres... while high on LSD. Even if No No isn't able to unearth any newfound footage from this preposterous moment in sports history (not all games were televised back then), it nimbly dissects Ellis' life—a journey that took him from precocious rookie, to a militant black man unafraid to get suspended for wearing hair curlers on the field, to a savvy veteran who tossed illegal spitballs using the runoff from his Jheri curl.


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