Dock Ellis Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Dock Ellis (Dock Phillip Ellis Jr.)

Last Updated: 11 Mar, 2023 | Views: 258

Age: 63

Profession: Sports Men

Other Profession(s): Baseball Player

Famous For: Member of the Pittsburgh Pirates teams

Higher Education: Gardena High School

Dock Ellis Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
11 Mar, 1945 (63 Years 09 Months 8 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth District
Los Angeles

Birth Sign


Died on
19 Dec, 2008

Cause of Death
Liver Ailment

Dock Ellis Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography)
Dock Ellis was an American professional baseball player who had a long and successful career in Major League Baseball (MLB). He was born on March 11, 1945 in Los Angeles, California. He also became well known for throwing a pitch at Cincinnati Reds' Pete Rose during a game in 1974, resulting in him being suspended for 10 games. Dock passed away at the age of 63 due to complications of cirrhosis of the liver on December 19, 2008.
Dock Ellis career:
Dock Ellis in Minor league career: (1964–1968): Ellis attended LAHC, various Major League Baseball teams attempted to sign him to a professional contract, but as he heard the Pittsburgh Pirates gave out signing bonuses of $60,000, he held out until the Pirates made him an offer.
Dock Ellis As Pittsburgh Pirates: (1968-1969): Ellis made his MLB debut in June 1968, beginning as a relief pitcher but the Pirates moved Ellis into the starting rotation later that season and he started 10 games. 
Dock Ellis in National League Championship Series: (1970–1971)- Ellis started Game 1 of the 1970 National League Championship Series (NLCS) to the Cincinnati Reds. Ellis took the loss and the Pirates lost the series to the Reds in three games.
Dock Ellis in Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers: (1977-1978)- On June 15, 1977, the Rangers purchased Ellis from the Oakland Athletics. Ellis had a resurgent second half of the 1977 season going 10–6 with a 2.90 ERA. Ellis complained about manager Billy Hunter's liquor policy in 1978.
Dock Ellis Return to Pittsburgh: (1979)- After starting the 1979 season with a 1–5 win–loss record, Ellis was traded to the New York Mets on June 15, 1979, for minor league pitchers Mike Bruhert and Bob Myrick.
Dock Ellis Awards: 1971, All-Star & World Series champion | 1970, Pitched no-hitter
Dock Ellis Controversy:  
In August 1973: Pictures circulated of Ellis wearing hair curlers in the bullpen during pregame warmups. The Pirates told him not to wear curlers on the field again. Ellis agreed, but charged that the Pirates were displaying racism.
On June 12, 1970: Ellis pitched a no-hitter. Simone tells the story of his trip and what it can teach us about psychedelic drugs and performance anxiety.

Dock Ellis Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 185 cm
In Meters 1.85 m
In feet & Inches 6'1"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 80 Kg
In Pounds 176 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Dock Ellis Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Dock Philip Ellis, Sr.

Mother's Name
Naomi Ellis

Hjordis Ellis, Austine Rena Washington, Paula Hartsfield

Not Known


Dock Ellis III (Trey), Simone Ellis, Shangalesa Ellis

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