Bill "Spaceman" Lee
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I recently was asked to help promote a documentary that was just released on Amazon VOD. It’s called SPACEMAN: A BASEBALL ODYSSEY.
Here’s the synopsis: “Throughout the 1970’s, Bill Lee was the ultimate gonzo baseball player, a brilliant left-handed pitcher who flouted every manager orfront office executive who tried to control him. The fans loved him and so did the sportswriters who delighted in asking the usual baseball questions, only to get philosophical responses involving the relationship between Camus and the curveball or the effects of karmaon a pitcher’s rotator cuff.Blacklisted from professional baseball in 1983, Lee was left to roamthe world in search of a chance to play the game he loves. The film follows Lee, approaching sixty years young, on a road trip from his farm in Vermont to the impoverished baseball mecca of Cuba and on his triumphant return to Fenway Park.”
You can see the first two minutes of the film here:
Also, if you want, check out an extended interview from the film, with Lee’s teammate Luis Tiant:

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