Former major league baseball player Bill Lee showed at 67 he still has it, striking out eight batters and leading the RBL Giants to a 7-6 victory over the San Quentin Giants.
S.Q. Giants Ronald Martin, who hit two home runs in a previous game, batted only 1for 3 against Lee. “What a treat and a humbling experience to get a hit off someone so good. The guy’s a legend, even at 67 he’s still a beast,” Martin said.
Giants’ Danny Schrader, who had hit two home runs against the San Quentin A’s batted 1 for 3 against Lee with a double.
Lee played 14 years in the Majors with 10 years as a Boston Red Sox and four years as a Montreal Expo. He had 112 career wins, third all time for a lefty for the Red Sox. He even started games two and seven in the 1975 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds, according to RBL Giants’ couch Steve Reichardt
“It will be tough to beat him. Today is not about winning or losing. It’s an event just playing with a legend,” added San Quentin Coach Elliot Smith about the Aug. 15 game.
The RBL Giants love coming from outside into San Quentin to play baseball. “Love it. Most enjoyable company, the guys are always happy to see us,” said Reichardt.
The RBL Giants consisted of Mike Deeble, who played college and semi pro baseball; Larry Silfen; Mark Wales who played one year in college and one year in the minor leagues, Rene Morales, Kenton Lou, Bob Criscuolo, and Greg Wilson.