Bill “Spaceman” Lee, 65, becomes oldest man to win pro baseball game:
Bill “Spaceman” Lee doesn’t have a cell phone.
Who needs a cell phone when you go through life wearing a tinfoil hat?
Doesn’t like chairs. His home in Vermont has a futon and a bunch of big Pilates balls to sit on.
Doesn’t use metal bats. Makes his own bats back in Vermont, milling down huge trees with a 19th century saw.
Retro, or ahead of his time? Take your pick. Back in the day, baseball stars would barnstorm. The Spaceman is a one-man barnstorm.
He’s 65, and on Thursday night he took the mound for the San Rafael Pacifics, pitching a complete game in a 9-4 win over the Maui Na Koa Ikaika. That’s the North American League, independent ball.
He retired the first 10 batters, before eventually giving up eight hits, with no walks and no strikeouts. His fastball was clocked at 70 mph.