Ellis spent 12 years in the majors with Pittsburgh, the New York Yankees, Oakland, Texas and the New York Mets. He retired in 1979 with a record of 138-119, but was best known for several colorful incidents on and off the field.
Here's an NPR Interview with Ellis: Pitching on LSD (audio below)
Ellis died Friday of a liver ailment at the age of 63.
Here's a great song (sample) inspired by that fateful game, from troubadour Chuck Brodsky.