Former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee is famous for many things -- few of those things have anything to do with his actual playing career.
And now Lee has pushed the boundaries just a little bit further on Monday.
Bill Lee, 63, signed a deal with the Brockton Rox of the Can-Am League Monday and will pitch in the teams’ final game of its schedule, Sept. 5 against the Worcester Tornadoes in Brockton.
According the Associated Press, Lee, who still owns the Red Sox franchise record for games pitched by a left-hander (321), pitches more than 200 innings per year in over-40 men’s leagues in New England and Atlantic Canada. Lee pitched for the Red Sox from 1969-78 before being traded to Montreal in ‘79. He last pitched in 1982, at the age of 35, appearing in seven games for the Expos.
So how's Lee going to do come Sept. 5? Probably not a whole lot. If you missed those two digits in the first sentence, the man is sixty-three years old. Sure, he'll pitch, but he probably won't make it through an inning. If he makes it through a scoreless inning, that may just be the sports news of the year.
Bill Lee -- still outdoing himself at age 63. A true legend of the game.