BURLINGTON, Vt. — A former Major League Baseball player is running for governor in Vermont as a member of the Liberty Union party, which bills itself as nonviolent and socialist.

Bill “Spaceman” Lee tells WCAX-TV voters will “need umbrellas” if he’s elected because “it’s going to be raining dollars,” referring to money trickling down from the wealthy.

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Lee pitched for the Boston Red Sox from 1969 to 1978. He was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame in 2008.

Lee says he’s a “pragmatic, conservative, forward thinker.” He supports legalizing marijuana, a single-payer health care system and paid family leave.

Four other candidates — including a Google executive — are also running.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders first ran for office in Vermont — unsuccessfully — as a Liberty Union candidate.