From BR Bullpen
James Lawrence Lyttle Jr.
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 186 lb.
- School Florida State University
- Debut May 17, 1969
- Final Game October 3, 1976
- Born May 20, 1946 in Hamilton, OH USA
 Career Highlights
- Drafted in the 1st round (10th overall pick) of the 1966 amateur draft by the New York Yankees.
- Played in the major leagues for the New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, Montreal Expos and the Los Angeles Dodgers in a MLB career spanning from 1969 through 1976.
- Hit .310 for the Yankees in a part time role in 1970.
- Played in Japan for the Hiroshima Carp and Nankai Hawks from 1977 through 1983.
- Had a 472 consecutive games played streak in Japan at one point.
- Played on two Nippon Series championship teams with Hiroshima in 1979 & 1980.
- Teammates with Adrian Garrett on the 1979 Nippon Series Championship team.
- The Hiroshima Toyo Carp (led by Adrian Garrett, Lyttle, Koji Yamamoto and Sachio Kinugasa), becomes the first Japanese team to hit 200 home runs in 1 season.
- Named MVP of the 1980 Nippon Series after he hit 3 home runs and drove in 6 runs while batting .400 to defeat Charlie Manuel and the Kintetsu Buffaloes.
- Voted to 1 All-Star Team while in Japan (1981).
- Originally from Hamilton, OH, Jim now resides in Boca Raton, FL
- Won 4 Diamond Gloves while in Japan (1978 - 1981).
- Put up spectacular stats in 1981; Led league with 157 hits, hit 33 home runs, drove in 100 rbi's, hit .318 and had OPS of .940 all in only 128 games.
- Hit 166 Home Runs, had 945 hits and had a career OPS mark of .816 during his career in Japan.