In 1970, Dock Ellis took to the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates and threw a no-hitter while on LSD and amphetamines. Ellis forgot he was starting that day, so he thought, "why not enjoy a ballgame while on a little LSD?" He did, and then had to take the mound.Ellis claimed the ball changed colors and sizes throughout the game. Robin Williams once reenacted what it must have felt like for Ellis pitching while high as a kite. It should be noted Ellis did try pitching on LSD again after the success he had the first time, but it did not go nearly as well.
Everyone knows athletes do steroids. But what other drugs do the world's elite sportspeople dabble in? Believe it or not, lot of well-known athletes have been stoned or hammered in action. Some of these stars even gave the performance of their lives while inebriated. Dock Ellis, for instance, threw a no-hitter while on LSD. David Wells pitched a perfect game while half-drunk following an all-night Saturday Night Live after party. Check out these 16 athletes who performed while under the influence.
Wade Boggs Once Drank 64 Beers on a Flight Before a Game
half-drunk when he took the field after partying all night at a Saturday Night Live cast party. He slept for less than an hour, then went out and made history. Maybe we should all consider doing our job half-drunk.
Dennis Boyd Once Pitched a Game While Hiding Crack in His Hat