The 65-Year-Old Spaceman Goes All The Way

Bill Lee complete game victoryForget about Roger the Rocket and his 3 1/3 innings for the Sugarland Skeeters over the weekend. There was another memorable pitching performance last Thursday, which happened to be much more impressive.

Bill Lee, who supposedly retired in 1982, after a 14-year career with Boston and Montreal, took the mound for the San Rafael Pacifics of the independent North American League.  

The eccentric "Spaceman" threw 84 pitches, in a complete game victory, before a sellout crowd of 1,245.

Oh by the way, Lee is 65-years-old!

Lee had a no-hitter into the fourth inning and later powered an RBI single. He noted after the game that on the same field as a sophomore, at nearby Terra Linda High School, he threw a no-hitter against Sir Francis Drake High in 1962.

The controversial lefthander had a major league record of 119-90 for the Red Sox and Expos.