Sparky Lyle

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.

Sparky Lyle
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Filmography

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Acting Credits

1999
ESPN SportsCentury (1999) (TV Show)
Himself

1977
1977 MLB All-Star Game (1977) (TV Movie)
Himself - AL Pitcher

1977
1977 World Series (1977) (TV Show)
Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher

1976
1976 World Series (1976) (TV Show)
Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher

1973
1973 MLB All-Star Game (1973) (TV Movie)
Himself - AL Pitcher

Self

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Magazine Covers

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Magazine issues featuring Sparky Lyle on the cover.
  • Sparky Lyle - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (21 August 1972)

Pitching Stats

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Major League pitching statistics for Sparky Lyle.
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

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Sparky Lyle.
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 -

Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Sparky Lyle.
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 - - -

First NameAlbert
Middle NameWalter
Last NameLyle
Full Name at BirthAlbert Walter Lyle
Age70
Date of BirthJuly 22, 1944
BirthplaceDu Bois, PA
Height6' 1" (185 cm)
Weight182 lbs (82.6 kg)
Star SignCancer
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolReynoldsville-Sykesville (Reynoldsville-Sykesville, PA)
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionPitcher
BatsLeft
ThrowsLeft
MLB Debut4 July 1967
Last MLB Game27 September 1982

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