Alan Flekner from Bloomington MN is our winner in the “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” contest. Congratulations Alan on your diligence! Bill Spaceman Lee is the correct answer.
According to Wikipedia, “Bill Lee played for the Boston Red Sox from 1969 to 1978 and for the Montreal Expos from 1979 to 1982. He was a left handed pitcher and a left handed batter. He was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame as the team’s record holder for the most games pitched by a left-hander and the third highest win total of 94 by a Red Sox southpaw.
In addition to his baseball success, Lee is known for his adherence to counterculture behavior, his antics both on and off the field, and his use of the Leephus pitch, a personalized variation of the eephus pitch, one of which he threw to Tony Perez in 1975″.
Fun Facts: Did you know that…
“Bill Lee pitched fourteen years in the Major Leagues (1969-1982) and once said, “Baseball’s a very simple game. All you have to do is sit on your butt, spit tobacco, and nod at the stupid things your manager says.”
Did you know that Bill Spaceman Lee signs his autograph then writes a planet’s name with his number next to his signature?”
Bill Lee never led the league in a single statistic, but still made it to the postseason twice (including the 1975 World Series), the 1973 All Star Game, and was a member of the USC Trojans team in 1968 â€” the year they won the College World Series.”