John Michael Lyston
previously credited as Bill Lyston
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 11", Weight 185 lb.
- Debut August 29, 1891
- Final Game June 15, 1894
- Born May 28, 1867 in Baltimore, MD USA
- Died October 29, 1909 in Baltimore, MD USA
John Lyston was one of three baseball-playing brothers. Bill Lyston was an outfielder and Mortimer Lyston played shortstop and outfield. It appears the Lyston who appeared in one game each for the Columbus Solons in 1891 and the Cleveland Spiders 1894 was John, an amateur pitcher from Baltimore, MD. He had earlier worked three American Association games as an umpire in 1890.
In the minors John played for Winston-Salem.