Former Red Sox Star Bill Lee Collapsed Warming Up for Savannah Bananas

Former Red Sox Star Bill Lee Collapsed Warming Up for Savannah Bananas

Published August 20, 2022
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Former Red Sox star Bill Lee collapsed in the bullpen while warming up for a Savannah Bananas exhibition game Friday night, but the 75-year-old pitcher walked off the field with assistance.

Lee has pitched for the Bananas, a popular club known for its bright yellow uniforms and entertaining antics on and off the field. There is another version of the Bananas in the Coastal Plain League, a college summer league.

In 14 seasons with Boston and Montreal, Lee went 119–90. An All-Star in 1973, the left-hander helped pitch the Red Sox into the 1975 World Series and started Game 7 against Cincinnati. Lee exited in the seventh inning and Boston later lost to Cincinnati 4–3.