Dock Ellis was a pretty great pitcher in the late 60’s and throughout the 70’s. He started in an All-Star Game, won a World Series ring, had 19 and 17 win seasons, and ended his career with a 3.46 E.R.A. At the same time, he was a bit of a wacko. He purposely beaned Reggie Jackson in the face as retaliation for a monster home run he hit at the All-Star Game; attempted to hit every batter in a game against the Reds (he managed to hit 3 before getting removed by his own manager); and it has been published that he threw a no-hitter while he was high on Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, better known as L.S.D.
Dock is now drug-free but can you imagine what other insane stories would have come out if more people would speak up like Jose Canseco, Dock Ellis, Ken Caminiti, and Jim Bouton?