The story of retired Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill "Spaceman" Lee's return to the mound

WMUR Screenshot of Bill Lee with cardiologist Dr. Chaudry
Cardiologist Hannah Chaudry, MD speaking to how she got Bill "Spaceman" Lee playing baseball again.

Former Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill “Spaceman” Lee has one rule: If you slide, get up.

Even multiple cardiac emergencies weren't going to stop this 77-year-old, 14-season, MLB-retired pitcher from continuing to play baseball with the exhibition team, The Savannah Bananas

After multiple medical centers were unable to help him, the skilled (and fellow lefty) hands of cardiologist, Hannah Chaudry, MD at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center succeeded. Chaudry deployed a stent into a blocked artery in his heart, allowing him to return to the pitcher's mound. 

"I told him he should stay active and keep playing baseball," Chaudry told her patient. As WMUR Channel 9 sports director Mike Cronin would learn, that was music to Lee’s ears.