Bill "Spaceman" Lee - Classic or Dud?

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Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 October 2005 20:14 (seventeen years ago) link

four months pass...
When he was going to start Game 6 of the 76 series he said:

"I'm the stopper. I'm the Kaopectate Kid."

Pretty classic, that.

Darrell Johnson pitched Tiant in game 6 instead (there was a rainout) and Lee lost game 7. He was really bugged that he and Luis got flipped.

steve ketchup (steve ketchup), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 00:36 (sixteen years ago) link

last i heard he was living in the north kingdom of vermont. it's a really beautiful, mostly untouched, part of the country near the canadian border. i think i'd read he was a hay farmer but i really don't recall.

otto midnight (otto midnight), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 16:08 (sixteen years ago) link

I've read "The Wrong Stuff" twice, it's fantastic!

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 21 February 2006 17:13 (sixteen years ago) link

three months pass...
Lee on the best Road cuisine:

It sure wasn't Cleveland — they had the Triangle Diner and the Theatrical. We were there one Fourth of July and the streets were so deserted I thought the world had ended and I was the last survivor, like a scene out of Neville Shute's "On the Beach."


http://www.sports-central.org/sports/2006/06/17/lost_in_space_bill_lee_interview.php

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 18:48 (sixteen years ago) link

I believe Jim Bouton had more than a few pages in Ball Four talking about the best road cuisine/culture.

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 19:20 (sixteen years ago) link

five years pass...

"Bill James ruined this game. And then 'Moneyball'."

http://www.nesn.com/2011/09/bill-lee-says-baseball-will-never-die-but-something-must-be-done-to-improve-tempo-of-game.html

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 10 September 2011 13:36 (eleven years ago) link

I love Bill Lee, but when he complains that "ballplayers carry Halliburtons with money nowadays and we carried a lunch bucket," that's a pretty funny example of old-ballplayers-never-die, and from I guy I would have expected to see the irony of his statement. Lee belonged to the generation of players who were (thankfully) first granted free agency--older players said exactly the same thing about Reggie, Messersmith, and all the rest at the time. (What is a Halliburton?)

clemenza, Saturday, 10 September 2011 16:39 (eleven years ago) link

eleven months pass...

Pitched a CG victory in the North American League last night.

Boxscore
Game Report

65 years old.

clemenza, Saturday, 25 August 2012 14:25 (ten years ago) link

nine years pass...

collapsed while warming up for the Savannah Bananas but he’s okay!

did not know he was on the Savannah Bananas but that makes me really happy. bill lee and Eric Byrnes together oh boy

brimstead, Saturday, 20 August 2022 15:44 (three months ago) link

I'm impressed that that boxscore I linked to 10 years ago is still online.

clemenza, Saturday, 20 August 2022 21:06 (three months ago) link


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