June 12, 1970: Dock Ellis claims to have pitched a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres under the influence of LSD.
Thinking it was still the day before he had to pitch, Ellis took a hit of LSD on Friday at noon, and his friend's girlfriend reminded him at 2 p.m., that he was scheduled to pitch that night.
Ellis threw the no-hitter, a 2-0 win, despite being unable to feel the ball or see the batter or catcher clearly. Ellis said his catcher Jerry May wore reflective tape on his fingers which helped him to see May's signals.
His legend continued to grow.
An award-winning animated short film by James Blagden about the game, "Dock Ellis and the LSD No-No" can be seen below.