Ask Bill "Spaceman" Lee About Anything, Especially If It Involves…

On Saturday, we phoned former MLB pitcher Bill "Spaceman" Lee at his home in the Bay Area and asked him to participate in a live chat with Deadspin readers. It was just two days after the Spaceman, at age 65, had pitched a complete game for the independent San Rafael Pacifics. The Spaceman immediately agreed to… » 8/28/12 3:01pm 8/28/12 3:01pm

Bill "Spaceman" Lee, Age 65, Threw A Complete Game Last Night

The high—and I do mean high—priest of baseball eccentrics hasn't pitched in the majors since 1982, but he's still out there, you know, man, and he's still pitching, 65 years young. Last night, the Spaceman took the mound for the San Rafael (Calif.) Pacifics of the independent North American League. It was a… » 8/24/12 1:15pm 8/24/12 1:15pm

"The Fans Would Throw Little Tinfoils Of Hash At Me": A 1980 Interview…

The folks at The Golden Sombrero alerted us to this wonderful piece of baseball history: a 1980 High Times interview with pitcher Bill "Spaceman" Lee in which Lee holds forth on drugs, Bowie Kuhn, race, reincarnation, drugs, drug use, drug abuse, which drugs Expos fans threw to him in tribute, eating out Linda… » 1/19/12 7:25pm 1/19/12 7:25pm

The Autumn Years Of Bill "Spaceman" Lee

Paul Flannery drove many miles from Cambridge to Burlington to find out what one of the more colorful characters in baseball history is up to in his old age. It seems Bill "Spaceman" Lee hasn't slowed down a bit. Lee throws over 200 pitches in a 14-inning senior league game, wears Russian baseball jerseys, carves his… » 11/07/11 6:40pm 11/07/11 6:40pm