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Pitcher: 1967 & 2008 Midnight Sun Games
"Bill Lee said in answer to Jim Prime's question about what had made him an eccentric replied, “I used to play for the Alaska Goldpanners, and when you play on permafrost, and it warms and your centerfielder disappears, that leads to eccentricity.”
1967 Duel with Fujitsu | 1967 Midnight Sun Game
4/2/9: Press Club Awards: Journalism Award for Best Sports News Reporting: Joshua Armstrong, first place, Spaceman’s Midnight Sun Game was Absolutely One for the Ages
6/22/8: Bill Lee (66-67-08) Lee true to form as Panners shine in midnight sun "Bill “Spaceman” Lee walked off the field with a cigar in his mouth, a grin on his face and another win on his record after the Midnight Sun Game this morning."
6/21/8: Bill Lee (66-67-08) Wins Midnight Sun Game (all time msg record 1-1)
5/19/7: The Spaceman Cometh “Steroids?” Lee said. “I see that our cows in Vermont are being injected with too much BST . . . There are more drugs in our food supply than there are in Barry Bonds. A red herring. It’s wagging the dog, because we don’t want to address that the drug companies control our thing. And the fact that BALCO is the little guy, being squashed by Merck and Upjohn and all the big companies. As they say in Deep Throat, follow the money.”
2/9/6: So Long, Tiger: Coaching Legend Dedeaux Dies at 91 "His final championship came in 1978, and in all he coached 59 big leaguers. The list includes Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, as well as future Hall of Famers Randy Johnson and Mark McGwire, Dave Kingman and Bill “Spaceman” Lee.
10/14/3: Push comes to shove for Zim "I said I'm sorry, but the only thing I'm sorry about is that I didn't knock that skinny little SOB's butt clear into the Charles River. And I would have done it, too, if he hadn't caught me off guard and tripped me. I was expecting him to put up his dukes and fight like a real man would do in that situation and instead he pulls some shifty little move you wouldn't expect from a 10-year-old girl or even Bill Lee. "
6/22/2: Chats with Todd MacFarlane (bottom of first page)
5/11/2: 27 Goldpanners - 4 roster signees make Allan Simpson's "Fab Fives" list, recounting best of MLB drafts (subscription) 1965 - Rick Monday, Graig Nettles; 1966 - Tom Seaver; 1968 - Pete Broberg, Bill Lee; 1969 - Bob Boone; 1970 - Steve Dunning, Dave Kingman; 1972 - Dave Roberts; 1973 - David Clyde (73R), Dave Winfield, Eddie Bane, Jim Sundberg; 1974 - Jim Umbarger; 1976 - Floyd Bannister, Pete Redfern, Steve Kemp; 1979 - Tim Leary, Tim Wallach; 1980 - Darryl Strawberry (80R), Greg Harris, Terry Francona; 1981 - Joe Carter (80R); 1983 - Roger Clemens (83R); 1984 - Oddibe McDowell; 1985 - Barry Bonds; 1986 - Mike Harkey; 1991 - Mike Kelly; 1992 - Jason Giambi; 1995 - Jose Cruz Jr.;
4/14/1: Expos Applaud Return of "The Spaceman" "Lee was on especially poor terms with his former Montreal manager Jim Fanning, who, in 1981, had discounted Lee for Steve Rogers in the fateful Game 5 of the NLCS; in what would come to be known as "Blue Monday," Rogers entered a 1-1 game as a reliever instead of Lee, and served up a deciding home run to Rick Monday (64) that ended the Expos' best hopes of reaching the World Series."
1966: Standing: Rich Ganulin (c), Pat Harrison (of), Ron Shotts (if), Bill Lee (p), Don Rose (1b), Bill Seinsoth (1b), Mike Adamson (p), Bob Boone (3b), Rod Poteete (p) and Bob Gallagher (of). Kneeling: Jim Nettles (of), Buzz Shafer (of), Greg Garrett (p), Tom House (p), Manager H.A. (Red) Boucher, Lyle Olsen (if-coa), Emmitt Wilson (if), Shelly Andrens (of), Russ Schafer (2b) and Jim Corbin (equip).
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“You’re supposed to sit on your ass and nod at stupid things
--“Bill Lee” by Warren Zevon