Bill "The Spaceman" Lee sets record

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    Bill "The Spaceman" Lee sets record

    Post by wprager on Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:48 pm

    Wins a pro baseball game at 65, breaking his old record of 63. Unofficial, I think, but look at the line: retired the first 10, eventually gave up 9 hits, no walks, no strikeouts in a 9-4 win. Fastball clocked at 70 mph. If you can throw your age past 60 I think it's pretty remarkable.

    Fascinating "article" (not really an article, more like point-form collection of facts and stories):
    http://m.thestar.com/article/1246826--bill-spaceman-lee-65-becomes-oldest-man-to-win-pro-baseball-game


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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:23 am

    Great, brilliant guy and very confident in his pitching abilities to this day. One of my favourite things is to listen to him on TSN 990.
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    Post by wprager on Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:36 pm

    The most he ever made in pro ball is $75K/year. That is a crime.


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    Post by SeawaySensFan on Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:04 pm

    Meanwhile, another spaceman leaves Earth:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/neil-armstrong-first-man-on-the-moon-dies/article4499327/
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    Post by wprager on Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:59 am

    Meanwhile, another "Armstrong" has hung up his litigation bike shorts:

    http://lancearmstrong.com/news-events/lance-armstrongs-statement-of-august-23-2012


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