Screw Steroids, Dropping Acid is the Best Path to Baseball Immortality

November 17, 2009

If you ask most people what the single greatest athletic accomplishment of all time is, you’re going to get a variety of answers. Wayne Gretzky’s 212 point season (Canadians), Michael Phelps' eight gold medals (people who think swimming is a sport), Wilt Chamberlin’s 10,000 sexual partners (Herpes patients), and several other herculean tasks are debated. Except of course for one achievement, which is, without question, regarded as the single greatest achievement in the history of sport.

In 1970, after dropping Acid – Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis threw a perfect game, while battling drug-induced hallucinations on the mound. At one point he thought Richard Nixon was the home plate umpire, couldn't feel his face, and even saw Jimi Hendrix in the batter's box.

Check out the brilliant video below by animation wizard James Blagden and sports freaks No Mas, narrated by Ellis himself, which takes us through the truly greatest athletic feat of all time.


Source: No Mas