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Ex-Red Sox left-handed pitcher Bill Lee OK after collapsing in exhibition game

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The Medfield baseball team listens to legendary Red Sox pitcher Bill "The Spaceman" Lee before the Fenway Park matchup against Hopkinton,  April 29, 2022. Lee, 75, was in the uniform for his Savannah Bananas travel team.9543113002p Bos Fenway
Credit: Daily News and Wicked Local Staff Photo/Ken McGagh / USA TODAY NETWORK

Former Boston Red Sox left-hander Bill Lee was said to be all right after collapsing on a bullpen mound during an exhibition game on Friday in Savannah, Ga.

Lee, 75, got up and was assisted as he walked out of the stadium, according to Savannah’s WJCL News.

The owner of the team Lee is playing for, the Savannah Bananas, announced to the crowd, according to CBS Boston, “He is back, he is OK, he is talking and he is feeling strong. Bill is gonna be all right.”

The Bananas’ game against the Party Animals was paused briefly as Lee was tended to, then resumed.

Lee starred for the Red Sox from 1969-78, and the club inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2008. He won 17 games in 1973 (his only All-Star season), 1974 and 1975, helping Boston reach the World Series in 1975.

Nicknamed “The Spaceman” for his colorful antics on the mound, Lee was a fan favorite in a career that concluded with four seasons with the Montreal Expos (1979-82).

In 14 major league years, Lee went 119-90 with a 3.62 ERA in 416 games (225 starts).

–Field Level Media