Bucs pitchers pass acid test (if I remember)

There are some things in life that make you go, “Huh?” This was one of them.

Yesterday, Pirates PR guru Dan Hart and I huddled up to try to find out the last time Buccos pitchers had allowed fewer hits in four consecutive games than the 14 they’d given the Phillies and the Cards through Monday.

The Elias Sports Bureau came through with the answer and passed it on to Dan, who walked up to me in the Busch Stadium clubhouse.

“It’s a good nugget. Goes back to your favorite decade,” Dan said.

“The ‘60s?”

“No. Go up one. The ‘70s.”

“Oh, I don’t remember anything about the ‘70s,” I said, setting up a trite line still invoked by the California Flower-Power Haight-Ashbury generation. “I was at UCLA then, so that’s all a blur.”

It’s just a throwaway line about acid and being high and missing years in your memory bank.

So … I dig into the dates Elias had passed on to Dan, that Pirates hitters had given up 13 hits in a four-game sequence from June 7-12, 1970.

And the last of those games turns out to be Dock Elllis’ no-hitter against the Padres in San Diego.

Yes, the only he has claimed to have pitched while high on LSD.


1 Comment

Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear.
Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say excellent blog!

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