Good luck to Bill "The Spaceman" Lee!
Today in Brockton Massachusetts, 63 year old Bill Lee will pitching for the Brockton Rox of the Independent Cam-Am League. Regardless or not if this is a promo stunt, I am sure Lee will be taking it 100% serious. I wish the best of luck to him. Check it out:
Bill Lee, the 63-year-old former Red Sox and Expos lefty dubbed “The Spaceman” for his unorthodox behavior, signed a contract with the Brockton Rox of the Can-Am League on Monday and is scheduled to pitch against the Worcester Tornadoes on Sept. 5.
Lee is a veteran of 14 big league seasons, the first 10 with Boston and the final four with Montreal. The southpaw went 119-90 with a 3.62 ERA in his career, playing his final game in the Majors at age 35 in 1982. Since then, he has remained active in baseball in semi-professional and senior leagues.
Lee was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2008 and he holds the team’s record for games pitched by a lefty with 321.
For more about his game with the Rox today, read HERE.
Also, if you have never seen the documentary about Lee titled “Spaceman: A Baseball Odyssey, then do yourself a favor and get your hands on this DVD. This is seriously is one of the greatest baseball documentaries I have ever seen. Check out the trailer below and I’m sure you will want to watch this movie asap!