Spaceman joins independent league at 63
We may have an answer as to whether one ages in space.
Bill Lee, the 63-year-old former Red Sox and Expos lefty dubbed "The Spaceman" for his unorthodox behavior, signed a contract with the Brockton Rox of the Can-Am League on Monday and is scheduled to pitch against the Worcester Tornadoes on Sept. 5.
Lee is a veteran of 14 big league seasons, the first 10 with Boston and the final four with Montreal. The southpaw went 119-90 with a 3.62 ERA in his career, playing his final game in the Majors at age 35 in 1982. Since then, he has remained active in baseball in semi-professional and senior leagues.
Lee was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2008 and he holds the team's record for games pitched by a lefty with 321.