Bill "The Spaceman" Lee Signs with San Rafael Pacifics
The Spaceman is back.
According to a press release issued by the San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club, Bill "The Spaceman Lee" is returning to organized professional baseball. Lee, who became a fan favorite during his tenure with the Boston Red Sox in the 1970s, last pitched for the Brockton Rox in the Can-Am League, winning a game at 63 years old. With the victory, he is believed to be the oldest pitcher to ever earn a win in an organized professional game.
Lee will now look to break that record when he makes his first start for the Pacifics on August 23.
Here are the full details from the release:
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — There's always room for a strike-throwing left-hander on any professional baseball team's roster.
Bill Lee proved that axiom true when the former Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expo pitched 5 1/3 innings, picking up the win for the Brockton Rox in a Can-Am League contest in 2010. With the victory, Lee reportedly set a record becoming oldest pitcher to win a professional baseball game.
The San Rafael Pacifics have signed Lee, and on Thursday, Aug. 23, the 65-year-old will look to break his own record, as he gets the start for the Pacifics who host the Maui Na Koa Ikaika as part of a six-game, season-ending series. The two teams — in first and second place respectively — are battling for the North Division championship.