May 28, 1977

Bill Lee was never one to mince words, particularly when speaking ill of the New York Yankees – and especially when talking about Yankees (occasional) manager Billy Martin.

So upon hearing that Red Sox general manager Dick O’Connell received a telegram from American League President Lee McPhail concerning his latest rhetorical duel with Martin, he expected the worst, as in a suspension or fine.

It seems that Lee likened Martin to Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini, among other famous evil doers.

O’Connell said he had yet to read the telegram, but believed McPhail just preferred that Lee tone down his comments

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