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Sparky Lyle
photo credit: lonepine
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Birthday 22 July, 1944
Birthplace Du Bois, PA
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Nationality American
Occupation Baseball
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Albert Walter "Sparky" Lyle (born July 22, 1944) is an American former left-handed relief pitcher who spent sixteen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1967 through 1982. He was a relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Chicago White Sox.

MLB Batting Statistics

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1967 BOS 27 8 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.250 0.250 0.375
1968 BOS 49 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.125 0.125 0.125
1969 BOS 71 17 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 0.118 0.167 0.118
1970 BOS 63 13 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.000 0.071 0.000
1971 BOS 50 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
1972 NYY 59 21 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 10 0.190 0.227 0.238
1973 NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1974 NYY 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000
1975 NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1976 NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1977 NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1978 NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1979 TEX 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1980 PHI 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1980 TEX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1981 PHI 48 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0.400 0.500 0.400
1982 CHW 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1982 PHI 34 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0.500 0.667 0.500
Career 419 78 8 15 2 0 0 4 1 5 26 - - -

MLB Fielding Statistics

Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1967 BOS 27 0 43 2 5 0 0 1.000
1968 BOS 49 0 65 5 6 3 0 0.786
1969 BOS 71 0 102 3 19 3 3 0.880
1970 BOS 63 0 67 1 7 0 0 1.000
1971 BOS 50 0 52 2 10 0 1 1.000
1972 NYY 59 0 107 4 11 0 0 1.000
1973 NYY 51 0 82 2 13 2 0 0.882
1974 NYY 66 0 114 3 11 1 2 0.933
1975 NYY 49 0 89 2 16 4 1 0.818
1976 NYY 64 0 103 3 11 2 1 0.875
1977 NYY 72 0 137 2 22 2 0 0.923
1978 NYY 59 0 111 9 18 1 3 0.964
1979 TEX 67 0 95 2 11 2 0 0.867
1980 PHI 10 0 14 0 0 0 0 -
1980 TEX 49 0 80 4 10 0 0 1.000
1981 PHI 48 0 75 6 17 0 0 1.000
1982 CHW 11 0 12 1 1 0 0 1.000
1982 PHI 34 0 36 3 10 1 1 0.929
Career 899 0 - 54 198 21 12 -

MLB Pitching Statistics

Year Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
1967 BOS 1-2 2.28 27 0 0 0 5 43 33 13 11 14 42
1968 BOS 6-1 2.74 49 0 0 0 11 65 67 25 20 14 52
1969 BOS 8-3 2.54 71 0 0 0 17 102 91 33 29 48 93
1970 BOS 1-7 3.88 63 0 0 0 20 67 62 37 29 34 51
1971 BOS 6-4 2.75 50 0 0 0 16 52 41 16 16 23 37
1972 NYY 9-5 1.92 59 0 0 0 35 107 84 25 23 29 75
1973 NYY 5-9 2.51 51 0 0 0 27 82 66 30 23 18 63
1974 NYY 9-3 1.66 66 0 0 0 15 114 93 30 21 43 89
1975 NYY 5-7 3.12 49 0 0 0 6 89 94 34 31 36 65
1976 NYY 7-8 2.26 64 0 0 0 23 103 82 33 26 42 61
1977 NYY 13-5 2.17 72 0 0 0 26 137 131 41 33 33 68
1978 NYY 9-3 3.47 59 0 0 0 9 111 116 46 43 33 33
1979 TEX 5-8 3.13 67 0 0 0 13 95 78 37 33 28 48
1980 PHI 0-0 1.93 10 0 0 0 2 14 11 5 3 6 6
1980 TEX 3-2 4.69 49 0 0 0 8 80 97 47 42 28 43
1981 PHI 9-6 4.44 48 0 0 0 2 75 85 40 37 33 29
1982 CHW 0-0 3.00 11 0 0 0 1 12 11 4 4 7 6
1982 PHI 3-3 5.15 34 0 0 0 2 36 50 23 21 12 12
Career 99-76 - 899 0 0 0 238 - 1292 519 445 481 873

Filmography

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1999 ESPN SportsCentury Himself
1977 1977 MLB All-Star Game Himself - AL Pitcher
1977 1977 World Series Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher
1976 1976 World Series Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher
1973 1973 MLB All-Star Game Himself - AL Pitcher

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