» September 21, 1968:
Pittsburgh's Dock Ellis pitches a complete game win over the Cubs, winning 5–1. Phil Niekro allows four runs to take the loss. Cubs reliever Jophrey Brown goes two innings, allowing the other run, in his only ML appearance. His next appearance will be in the opening scene of the movie Jurrasic Park when he is eaten by a raptor. As noted by Scott Flatow, Brown tossed two no-hitters in the minors, losing them both.
» June 12, 1970: Pittsburgh's Dock Ellis no-hits San Diego 2–0 in the first game of a doubleheader. Ellis walks eight and hits one and gets all his support on a pair of Willie Stargell home runs. The Padres take the nitecap, 5–2, behind Danny Coombs. Nate Colbert has a pair of triples and Ferrara homers.
» July 24, 1970:
At Pittsburgh, Clemente celebrates Roberto Clemente night with a pair of hits but leaves after suffering a cut left knee making a sliding catch on the gravel warning track. Dock Ellis goes all the way allowing four hits as the Pirates trounce the Astros, 11–0.
» October 3, 1970:
Pete Rose's RBI single in the 10th inning breaks up a scoreless game as the Reds win the NLCS opener 3–0 over Pittsburgh. Gary Nolan gets the shutout victory for Cincinnati, as Dock Ellis takes the loss.
» April 6, 1971:
Before 39,712 chilled fans in Pittsburgh, the Pirates win their Opener, 4–2, over the Phils. Dock Ellis is the winner, laying down three sac bunts, and getting help with four Phillie errors.
» July 17, 1971: Dock Ellis wins his 13th straight as Pittsburgh whips the Padres 9–2.
» July 27, 1971:
Bill Buckner hits his 1st grand slam as the Dodgers score six in the 7th inning to beat Pittsburgh, 8–5. Dock Ellis takes his first loss after 12 straight wins.
» September 1, 1971: The Pirates start what is believed to be the first all-black lineup (including several Latinos) in ML history, in a 10–7 win over the Phillies. The lineup: Rennie Stennett, 2B; Gene Clines, CF; Roberto Clemente, RF; Willie Stargell, LF; Manny Sanguillen, C; Dave Cash, 3B; Al Oliver, 1B; Jackie Hernandez, SS; and Dock Ellis, P. Another black, Bob Veale, was one of three relievers in the game.
» October 9, 1971: The Orioles win Game One of the World Series over the Pirates 5–3 behind Dave McNally's 3-hitter and Merv Rettenmund's 3-run homer. Frank Robinson also homers, off Dock Ellis, who he homered off of in the All-Star Game -- a first.
» May 1, 1974:
Dock Ellis of the Pirates hits three consecutive batters with pitches in the first inning, setting a ML record, and walks another in the frame before being lifted. Dock later reveals that he was high on pep pills at the time. The Bucs lose 5–3 to the Reds.
» September 11, 1974:
The Phils top the Pirates 5–3 to cut Pittsburgh's National League East lead to two 1/2 games. A line drive by Willie Montanez fractures the hand of Pirate P Dock Ellis, who will miss the rest of the season. Ellis is 12–9.
» December 11, 1975: In two separate deals, the Yankees acquire pitchers Dock Ellis and Ken Brett, and 2B Willie Randolph from the Pirates for P Doc Medich; OF Mickey Rivers and P Ed Figueroa from the Angels for OF Bobby Bonds. Randolph will hold down 2B for a decade while Rivers will provide fine CF. Medich will go 8–11 before being traded.
» April 27, 1977: The Yankees obtain P Mike Torrez from the A's in exchange for P Dock Ellis, infielder Marty Perez, and OF Larry Murray. Torrez will have a fine season in New York before signing with Boston as a free agent.
» September 10, 1977:
White Sox knuckleballer Wilbur Wood hits three batters in the first inning on the way to a 6–1 loss to the Angels. All of Wilbur's plunks are consecutive, tying a record set by Dock Ellis three years ago.
» August 3, 1998: Houston pitcher C.J. Nitkowski hits three consecutive Marlin batters with pitches in the 8th inning: Dock Ellis (1974) and Wilbur Wood (1977) are the only other pitchers since 1900 to hit three batters in a row. The three plunks in an inning ties the ML record. Nitkowski gives up a hit and four runs in Florida's 11–3 win.
» May 22, 1999: Mo Vaughn's single in the 8th snaps a tie and rescues Steve Sparks wild knuckler as the Angles beat the Devil Rays, 8–6. In the 3rd inning, Sparks hits Paul Sorrento to load the bases, then plunks the next two batters with a knuckler. He is the 4th pitcher to hit three batters in a row, joining Houston's C.J. Nitkowski (1988), White Sox Wilbur Wood (1977) and Pittsburgh's Dock Ellis (1974). He also plunks Jose Canseco in the 1st inning to tie the ML mark for HPB. Sparks only allows five hits, but walks six in addition to hitting 4.