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Sparky Lyle

Albert Walter Lyle

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 182 lb.

Born: July 22, 1944 in Du Bois, Pennsylvania, United States
High School: Reynoldsville-Sykesville HS (Reynoldsville-Sykesville, PA)

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Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1964 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk BAL 6 3 .667 3.31 4.37 13 10 4 0 68.0 53 33 25 3 43 1 95 3 1 8 1.412 7.0 0.4 5.7 12.6 2.21
1964 19 0.0 Bluefield APPY Rk BAL 3 2 .600 4.36 5.18 7 4 1 0 33.0 23 19 16 1 25 1 44 2 1 4 1.455 6.3 0.3 6.8 12.0 1.76
1964 19 -1.4 Fox Cities MIDW A BAL 3 1 .750 2.31 3.60 6 6 3 0 35.0 30 14 9 2 18 0 51 1 0 4 1.371 7.7 0.5 4.6 13.1 2.83
1965 20 -1.6 Winston-Salem CARL A BOS 5 5 .500 4.24 4.66 37 5 2 0 87.0 84 45 41 4 55 5 79 5 1 10 1.598 8.7 0.4 5.7 8.2 1.44
1966 21 0.3 Red Sox FLIL WRk BOS 4 1 .800 2.57 2.94 19 2 0 0 49.0 38 16 14 2 21 1 41 2 1 3 1.204 7.0 0.4 3.9 7.5 1.95
1966 21 -1.4 Pittsfield EL AA BOS 4 2 .667 3.65 4.26 40 1 1 1 74.0 62 35 30 2 43 1 72 3 1 6 1.419 7.5 0.2 5.2 8.8 1.67
1967 22 -3.7 Toronto IL AAA BOS 2 2 .500 1.71 2.14 16 0 0 0 21.0 13 5 4 1 14 2 17 1 0 3 1.286 5.6 0.4 6.0 7.3 1.21
1967 22 -4.9 BOS AL MLB BOS 1 2 .333 2.28 2.70 27 0 11 0 0 5 43.1 33 13 11 3 14 1 42 2 2 5 173 1.085 6.9 0.6 2.9 8.7 3.00
1968 23 -4.0 BOS AL MLB BOS 6 1 .857 2.74 3.43 49 0 29 0 0 11 65.2 67 25 20 6 14 2 52 0 1 5 274 1.234 9.2 0.8 1.9 7.1 3.71
1969 24 -3.1 BOS AL MLB BOS 8 3 .727 2.54 2.89 71 0 44 0 0 17 102.2 91 33 29 8 48 4 93 1 1 8 439 1.354 8.0 0.7 4.2 8.2 1.94
1970 25 -2.2 BOS AL MLB BOS 1 7 .125 3.88 4.95 63 0 40 0 0 20 67.1 62 37 29 5 34 5 51 1 1 1 297 1.426 8.3 0.7 4.5 6.8 1.50
1971 26 -0.9 BOS AL MLB BOS 6 4 .600 2.75 2.75 50 0 36 0 0 16 52.1 41 16 16 5 23 2 37 0 0 4 209 1.223 7.1 0.9 4.0 6.4 1.61
1972 27 -0.2 NYY AL MLB NYY 9 5 .643 1.92 2.09 59 0 56 0 0 35 107.2 84 25 23 3 29 7 75 0 0 5 427 1.050 7.0 0.3 2.4 6.3 2.59
1973 28 0.3 NYY AL MLB NYY 5 9 .357 2.51 3.28 51 0 45 0 0 27 82.1 66 30 23 4 18 2 63 0 0 3 330 1.020 7.2 0.4 2.0 6.9 3.50
1974 29 0.9 NYY AL MLB NYY 9 3 .750 1.66 2.37 66 0 59 0 0 15 114.0 93 30 21 6 43 7 89 1 0 7 469 1.193 7.3 0.5 3.4 7.0 2.07
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1975 30 1.9 NYY AL MLB NYY 5 7 .417 3.12 3.43 49 0 37 0 0 6 89.1 94 34 31 1 36 5 65 2 1 5 387 1.455 9.5 0.1 3.6 6.5 1.81
1976 31 3.4 NYY AL MLB NYY 7 8 .467 2.26 2.86 64 0 58 0 0 23 103.2 82 33 26 5 42 7 61 0 0 3 420 1.196 7.1 0.4 3.6 5.3 1.45
1977 32 4.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 13 5 .722 2.17 2.69 72 0 60 0 0 26 137.0 131 41 33 7 33 6 68 2 0 10 554 1.197 8.6 0.5 2.2 4.5 2.06
1978 33 5.8 NYY AL MLB NYY 9 3 .750 3.47 3.71 59 0 33 0 0 9 111.2 116 46 43 6 33 8 33 4 0 1 470 1.334 9.3 0.5 2.7 2.7 1.00
1979 34 6.6 TEX AL MLB TEX 5 8 .385 3.13 3.51 67 0 53 0 0 13 95.0 78 37 33 9 28 6 48 0 0 2 384 1.116 7.4 0.9 2.7 4.5 1.71
1980 35 7.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB TEX-PHI 3 2 .600 4.28 4.94 59 0 37 0 0 10 94.2 108 52 45 9 34 7 49 0 2 2 412 1.500 10.3 0.9 3.2 4.7 1.44
1980 35 7.3 TEX AL MLB TEX 3 2 .600 4.69 5.24 49 0 32 0 0 8 80.2 97 47 42 9 28 6 43 0 2 1 353 1.550 10.8 1.0 3.1 4.8 1.54
1980 35 6.7 PHI NL MLB PHI 0 0 1.93 3.21 10 0 5 0 0 2 14.0 11 5 3 0 6 1 6 0 0 1 59 1.214 7.1 0.0 3.9 3.9 1.00
1981 36 7.3 PHI NL MLB PHI 9 6 .600 4.44 4.80 48 0 19 0 0 2 75.0 85 40 37 4 33 9 29 1 2 3 332 1.573 10.2 0.5 4.0 3.5 0.88
1982 37 8.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB PHI-CHW 3 3 .500 4.62 4.99 45 0 17 0 0 3 48.2 61 27 25 3 19 3 18 0 0 2 217 1.644 11.3 0.6 3.5 3.3 0.95
1982 37 8.3 PHI NL MLB PHI 3 3 .500 5.15 5.65 34 0 11 0 0 2 36.2 50 23 21 3 12 3 12 0 0 1 167 1.691 12.3 0.7 2.9 2.9 1.00
1982 37 8.8 CHW AL MLB CHW 0 0 3.00 3.00 11 0 6 0 0 1 12.0 11 4 4 0 7 0 6 0 0 1 50 1.500 8.2 0.0 5.2 4.5 0.86
MLB (16 seasons) MLB 99 76 .566 2.88 3.36 899 0 634 0 0 238 1390.1 1292 519 445 84 481 81 873 14 10 66 5794 1.275 8.4 0.5 3.1 5.7 1.82
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 17 12 .586 3.60 4.25 106 16 7 1 250.0 212 118 100 10 155 9 263 12 3 27 1.468 7.6 0.4 5.6 9.5 1.70
All Levels (19 Seasons) 120 89 .574 2.98 3.48 1024 18 634 7 1 238 1689.1 1542 653 559 96 657 91 1177 28 14 96 5794 1.302 8.2 0.5 3.5 6.3 1.79
A (2 seasons) Minors 8 6 .571 3.69 4.35 43 11 5 0 122.0 114 59 50 6 73 5 130 6 1 14 1.533 8.4 0.4 5.4 9.6 1.78
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1964 19 -1.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A BAL 15 31 29 2 5 0 2 0 4 0 0 2 15 .172 .226 .310 .536 9 0 0 0
1964 19 -0.4 Bluefield APPY Rk BAL 9 16 15 1 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 5 .267 .313 .400 .713 6 0 0 0
1964 19 -1.8 Fox Cities MIDW A BAL 6 15 14 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 10 .071 .133 .214 .348 3 0 0 0
1965 20 -2.6 Winston-Salem CARL A BOS 37 26 24 1 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 .333 .385 .375 .760 9 1 0 0
1966 21 -0.4 Red Sox FLIL WRk BOS 19 16 14 2 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 7 .143 .143 .286 .429 4 0 2 0
1966 21 -2.0 Pittsfield EL AA BOS 40 16 16 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 .063 .063 .063 .125 1 0 0 0
1967 22 -3.7 Toronto IL AAA BOS 16 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0
1967 22 -5.2 BOS AL MLB BOS 27 8 8 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .375 .625 3 0 0 0 0 0
1968 23 -4.2 BOS AL MLB BOS 49 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .125 .125 .125 .250 1 0 0 1 0 0
1969 24 -3.3 BOS AL MLB BOS 71 18 17 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 .118 .167 .118 .284 2 0 0 0 0 0
1970 25 -2.6 BOS AL MLB BOS 63 14 13 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .000 .071 .000 .071 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 26 -1.7 BOS AL MLB BOS 50 4 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 3 0 0 1 0 0
1972 27 -0.8 NYY AL MLB NYY 59 24 21 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 10 .190 .227 .238 .465 5 0 0 2 0 0
1973 28 0.0 NYY AL MLB NYY 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 29 1.3 NYY AL MLB NYY 66 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1975 30 2.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 31 3.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 32 4.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 33 5.5 NYY AL MLB NYY 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 34 6.2 TEX AL MLB TEX 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 35 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB PHI-TEX 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 35 7.0 TEX AL MLB TEX 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 35 6.5 PHI NL MLB PHI 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 36 7.6 PHI NL MLB PHI 48 7 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 .400 .500 .400 .900 2 0 0 1 0 0
1982 37 8.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB PHI-CHW 45 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167 1 0 0 0 0 0
1982 37 8.5 PHI NL MLB PHI 34 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167 1 0 0 0 0 0
1982 37 8.2 CHW AL MLB CHW 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB (16 seasons) MLB 899 88 78 8 15 2 0 0 4 1 0 5 26 .192 .241 .218 .459 17 0 0 5 0 0
Minors (4 seasons) Minors 108 76 71 3 14 1 2 0 5 0 0 4 36 .197 .250 .268 .518 19 1 0 0
All Levels (19 Seasons) 1026 180 163 13 31 3 3 0 12 1 0 9 69 .190 .237 .245 .482 40 0 1 7 0 0
A (2 seasons) Minors 43 41 38 2 9 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 19 .237 .293 .316 .608 12 1 0 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1964 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A BAL P 13
1964 19 Bluefield APPY Rk BAL P 7
1964 19 Fox Cities MIDW A BAL P 6
1965 20 Winston-Salem CARL A BOS P 37 27 8 17 2 1 .926 0.68
1966 21 Red Sox FLIL WRk BOS P 19 13 0 13 0 0 1.000 0.68
1966 21 Pittsfield EL AA BOS P 40 20 3 16 1 1 .950 0.48
1967 22 Toronto IL AAA BOS P 16 9 0 9 0 0 1.000 0.56
1967 22 BOS AL MLB BOS P 27 43.0 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 1.47 0.26
1968 23 BOS AL MLB BOS P 49 66.0 14 5 6 3 0 .786 1.50 0.22
1969 24 BOS AL MLB BOS P 71 103.0 25 3 19 3 3 .880 1.92 0.31
1970 25 BOS AL MLB BOS P 63 67.0 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 1.07 0.13
1971 26 BOS AL MLB BOS P 50 52.0 12 2 10 0 1 1.000 2.08 0.24
1972 27 NYY AL MLB NYY P 59 108.0 15 4 11 0 0 1.000 1.25 0.25
1973 28 NYY AL MLB NYY P 51 82.0 17 2 13 2 0 .882 1.65 0.29
1974 29 NYY AL MLB NYY P 66 114.0 15 3 11 1 2 .933 1.11 0.21
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1975 30 NYY AL MLB NYY P 49 89.0 22 2 16 4 1 .818 1.82 0.37
1976 31 NYY AL MLB NYY P 64 104.0 16 3 11 2 1 .875 1.21 0.22
1977 32 NYY AL MLB NYY P 72 137.0 26 2 22 2 0 .923 1.58 0.33
1978 33 NYY AL MLB NYY P 59 112.0 28 9 18 1 3 .964 2.17 0.46
1979 34 TEX AL MLB TEX P 67 95.0 15 2 11 2 0 .867 1.23 0.19
1980 35 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB TEX-PHI P 59 95.0 14 4 10 0 0 1.000 1.33 0.24
1980 35 TEX AL MLB TEX P 49 81.0 14 4 10 0 0 1.000 1.56 0.29
1980 35 PHI NL MLB PHI P 10 14.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1981 36 PHI NL MLB PHI P 48 75.0 23 6 17 0 0 1.000 2.76 0.48
1982 37 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB PHI-CHW P 45 49.0 16 4 11 1 1 .938 2.76 0.33
1982 37 PHI NL MLB PHI P 34 37.0 14 3 10 1 1 .929 3.16 0.38
1982 37 CHW AL MLB CHW P 11 12.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.50 0.18
MLB (16 seasons) MLB P 899 1391.0 273 54 198 21 12 .923 1.63 0.28
Minors (4 seasons) Minors P 106 56 11 42 3 2
All Levels (19 Seasons) P 1024 1391.0 342 65 253 24 14
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1998 53 Somerset ATLL Ind 1 of 1 100 40 60 .400
1999 54 Somerset ATLL Ind 1 of 1 120 60 60 .500
2000 55 Somerset ATLL Ind 1 of 1 140 74 66 .529
2001 56 Somerset ATLL Ind 1 of 1 126 83 43 .659
2002 57 Somerset ATLL Ind 1 of 1 126 65 60 .520
2003 58 Somerset ATLL Ind 1 of 1 126 67 59 .532
2004 59 Somerset ATLL Ind 1 of 1 126 68 58 .540
2005 60 Somerset ATLL Ind 1 of 1 141 78 62 .557
2006 61 Somerset ATLL Ind 1 of 1 126 65 61 .516
2007 62 Somerset ATLL Ind 1 of 1 126 75 51 .595
2008 63 Somerset ATLL Ind 1 of 1 140 74 66 .529
2009 64 Somerset ATLL Ind 1 of 1 140 86 54 .614
2010 65 Somerset ATLL Ind 1 of 1 140 75 65 .536
2011 66 Somerset ATLL Ind 1 of 1 123 49 74 .398
2012 67 Somerset ATLL Ind 1 of 1 139 65 74 .468
15 Seasons 1939 1024 913 .529

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1964 19 Fox Cities Foxes Midwest League A
1964 19 Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Rk
1965 20 Winston-Salem Red Sox Carolina League A
1966 21 Pittsfield Red Sox Eastern League AA
1966 21 FIL Red Sox Florida Instructional League WRk
1967 22 Toronto Maple Leafs International League AAA
1967 22 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1967-07-04 1967-09-20
1968 23 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1968-04-11 1968-09-29
1969 24 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1969-04-08 1969-10-01
1970 25 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1970-04-09 1970-09-30
1971 26 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 1 1971-04-08 1971-09-16
1972 27 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1972-04-19 1972-10-01
1973 28 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1973-04-08 1973-09-16
1974 29 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1974-04-09 1974-10-02
1975 30 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1975-04-08 1975-09-22
1976 31 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1976-04-08 1976-10-02
1977 32 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1977-04-07 1977-10-01
1978 33 New York Yankees American League MLB 1 1978-04-10 1978-09-22
1979 34 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 1979-04-11 1979-09-27
1980 35 Texas Rangers American League MLB 1 1980-04-10 1980-09-09
1980 35 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 2 1980-09-14 1980-10-04
1981 36 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 1 1981-04-08 1981-10-04
1982 37 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 1 1982-04-09 1982-08-12
1982 37 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 2 1982-08-23 1982-09-27

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