Invoice ‘Spaceman’ Lee reportedly laughing and speaking after collapsing on minor league area

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FILE - Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill "Spaceman" Lee poses May 25, 2016, at his home in Craftsbury, Vt.
FILE – Former Boston Crimson Sox pitcher Invoice “Spaceman” Lee poses Could 25, 2016, at his house in Craftsbury, Vt. AP Photograph/Dave Gram, File

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Former Boston Crimson Sox pitcher Invoice “Spaceman” Lee collapsed on the sector throughout pregame ceremonies earlier than a Triple-A sport between the Worcester Crimson Sox and the Norfolk Tides on Thursday. He walked off on his personal and was laughing and speaking within the dugout after, reported.

Lee was scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch and signal autographs. reported that the 76-year-old left-hander was taking part in catch within the outfield when he put his palms on his knees and fell backward. The web site stated that Lee was instantly assisted by WooSox medical personnel and walked off the sector to the dugout on his personal. He seemed to be laughing as he sat within the dugout for about an inning into the sport earlier than he was taken to a hospital.

In an announcement from the WooSox that was additionally learn over the general public tackle system at Polar Park, the group stated that Lee “had a well being scare.”

“Whereas he appears to have recovered shortly, docs have advisable checking him out at a close-by hospital simply to make sure,” the assertion stated. “He has skilled such episodes earlier than, and has been tremendous thereafter.”

The WooSox stated later Thursday that Lee’s situation was steady on the hospital.

Lee additionally collapsed on a Georgia area a few yr in the past whereas he was pitching for the Savannah Bananas, a novelty barnstorming group. Paramedics at that sport resuscitated him with a defibrillator.

Lee went 119-90 in 14 seasons with Boston and Montreal from 1969-82, making the 1973 AL All-Star group. He helped pitch the Crimson Sox into the 1975 World Collection and began Recreation 7 towards Cincinnati, leaving with a 3-2 lead within the seventh inning of the sport Boston misplaced 4-3.