Bill “the Spaceman” Lee, 63, may have become the oldest pitcher to record a win in a professional baseball game on Sunday, allowing only five hits and two earned runs in a 7-3 win for the Brockton Rox over the Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League.
Lee, a former Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expos southpaw with a career ERA under 4, is known as much for his colorful personality—he once wrote that he liked to sprinkle marijuana on his pancakes—as his arm.
In Sunday’s independent league outing, Lee threw 63 pitches in five and a third innings—41 of them for strikes. He struck out one and didn’t give up a walk. Not bad for an old-timer.