Minor League Baseball Team Brings 75-Year-Old Red Sox Pitcher Out And He Actually Strikes Out A Batter

  • The Savannah Bananas are a Minor League baseball team who has absolutely been killing it lately on social media
  • Days after going viral with a new ‘foul ball’ rule, the Savannah Bananas brought out a 75-year-old former Red Sox pitcher who then struck out an actual player
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Former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee was a force to be reckoned with in his heyday. The former MLB All-Star was elected to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame after pitching for the team between 1969-78 and finishing his MLB career with a 119–90 (3.62 ERA) record. He’s now 75-years-old and striking out batters for the Savannah Bananas.

I don’t know if you guys have heard, but the Savannah Bananas are killing it with promos lately. Earlier this week (video below) they introduced a new rule where a fan in the stands caught a foul ball that counted as an actual out in the game. Now they’re back with this Bill Lee story.

The Savannah Bananas brought out Bill Lee to throw some pitches and the former left-handed pitcher for the Red Sox was able to actually record a strikeout against an MiLB batter. It took some finessing with Bill Lee throwing the strikeout pitch at an incredibly high arc but it worked. And it’s spectacular. So let’s check it out…

Savannah Bananas Bring Out 75-Year-Old Former Red Sox Pitcher To Strike Someone Out

I mentioned above the Savannah Bananas recently debuted a game-changing rule. That clip went viral and honestly, it’s a rule that should be introduced across all MiLB games. The rule is called Banana Ball Rule #9 and a video on the team’s official Twitter has now been viewed over 1.5 million times.

Banana Ball Rule #9: If a fan catches a foul ball, it’s an out

I repeat, the Savannah Bananas are straight-up killing it lately. Minor League baseball outperforms every sport on the planet with awesome promos but the Bananas have emerged as the best of the best in recent days.

That clip of 75-year-old Bill Lee striking out a batter brought back some memories for some fans, and had others celebrating how great the game of baseball is.

If you didn’t catch that lightning bolt the first time you watched the video then go back and watch it again. The timing of that lightning strike really makes the clip.