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Sparky Lyle Sparky Lyle
Full name: Albert Walter Lyle
Born: July 22, 1944, Du Bois, Pennsylvania
First Game: July 4, 1967; Final Game: September 27, 1982
Bat: Left Throw: Left Height: 6' 1" Weight: 182
AL Cy Young (1977)
TSN AL Fireman (1972)
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Pitcher Matchups   Batter Matchups
Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
1967 BOS A Daily Splits   27     8    1    2   1   0   0    0    0   0    4   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .250  .250  .375   0.0 1967 BOS A
1968 BOS A Daily Splits   49     8    0    1   0   0   0    0    0   0    2   0   1   0   0   0   0    0   0  .125  .125  .125   0.0 1968 BOS A
1969 BOS A Daily Splits   71    17    0    2   0   0   0    1    1   0    6   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .118  .167  .118   0.0 1969 BOS A
1970 BOS A Daily Splits   63    13    2    0   0   0   0    1    1   0    2   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .071  .000   0.0 1970 BOS A
1971 BOS A Daily Splits   50     3    1    3   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   1   0   0   0   0    0   0 1.000 1.000 1.000   0.0 1971 BOS A
1972 NY  A Daily Splits   59    21    2    4   1   0   0    1    1   0   10   0   2   0   0   1   0    0   0  .190  .227  .238   0.0 1972 NY  A
1973 NY  A                51     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1973 NY  A
1974 NY  A Daily Splits   66     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000   0.0 1974 NY  A
1975 NY  A                49     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1975 NY  A
1976 NY  A                64     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1976 NY  A
1977 NY  A                72     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1977 NY  A
1978 NY  A                59     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1978 NY  A
1979 TEX A                67     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1979 TEX A
1980 TEX A                49     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1980 TEX A
1980 PHI N                10     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1980 PHI N
1980 Total                59     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1980 Total
1981 PHI N Daily Splits   48     5    2    2   0   0   0    0    1   0    1   0   1   0   0   0   0    1   0  .400  .500  .400   0.0 1981 PHI N
1982 PHI N Daily Splits   34     2    0    1   0   0   0    1    1   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .500  .667  .500   0.0 1982 PHI N
1982 CHI A                11     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     -   0.0 1982 CHI A
1982 Total                45     2    0    1   0   0   0    1    1   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .500  .667  .500   0.0 1982 Total
Total NL                  92     7    2    3   0   0   0    1    2   0    2   0   1   0   0   0   0    1   0  .429  .556  .429   0.0 Total NL        
Total AL                 807    71    6   12   2   0   0    3    3   0   24   0   4   0   0   1   0    0   0  .169  .203  .197   0.0 Total AL        
Total            Splits  899    78    8   15   2   0   0    4    5   0   26   0   5   0   0   1   0    1   0  .192  .241  .218   0.0 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
Division Series Batting RecordDivision Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1981 PHI N                 3     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1981 PHI N
League Championship Series Batting RecordLeague Championship Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1976 NY  A                 1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1976 NY  A
1977 NY  A                 4     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1977 NY  A
1978 NY  A                 1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1978 NY  A
Total                      6     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
World Series Batting RecordWorld Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1976 NY  A                 2     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1976 NY  A
1977 NY  A Daily Splits    2     2    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    2   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1977 NY  A
Total            Splits    4     2    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    2   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
All-Star Game Batting RecordAll-Star Game Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1973 AL                    1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1973 AL   
1977 AL                    1     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - 1977 AL   
Total                      2     0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0     -     -     - Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team

Pitching RecordPitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA    PW Year Team
1967 BOS A Daily Splits   27   0   0   0  11   5   43.1   33   173   3   13   11   14   1   42   0   2   5   2   2   5   1   3   1   1   2   2.28   0.5 1967 BOS A
1968 BOS A Daily Splits   49   0   0   0  29  11   65.2   67   274   6   25   20   14   2   52   2   1   5   0   1  10   3   7   6   6   1   2.74   0.2 1968 BOS A
1969 BOS A Daily Splits   71   0   0   0  44  17  102.2   91   439   8   33   29   48   4   93   6   5   8   1   1  14   3  12  10   8   3   2.54   2.0 1969 BOS A
1970 BOS A Daily Splits   63   0   0   0  40  20   67.1   62   297   5   37   29   34   5   51   7   1   1   1   1  11   1   6   7   1   7   3.88  -0.3 1970 BOS A
1971 BOS A Daily Splits   50   0   0   0  36  16   52.1   41   209   5   16   16   23   2   37   3   3   4   0   0   3   1   7   0   6   4   2.75   1.4 1971 BOS A
1972 NY  A Daily Splits   59   0   0   0  56  35  107.2   84   427   3   25   23   29   7   75   5   5   5   0   0  11   3  12   5   9   5   1.92   3.0 1972 NY  A
1973 NY  A Daily Splits   51   0   0   0  45  27   82.1   66   330   4   30   23   18   2   63   4   2   3   0   0   6   0   6  10   5   9   2.51   2.0 1973 NY  A
1974 NY  A Daily Splits   66   0   0   0  59  15  114     93   469   6   30   21   43   7   89   8   5   7   1   0  11   0   9  11   9   3   1.66   2.9 1974 NY  A
1975 NY  A Daily Splits   49   0   0   0  37   6   89.1   94   387   1   34   31   36   5   65   4   3   5   2   1  14   1   5   3   5   7   3.12   0.9 1975 NY  A
1976 NY  A Daily Splits   64   0   0   0  58  23  103.2   82   420   5   33   26   42   7   61   9   4   3   0   0   8   2  13   6   7   8   2.26   2.3 1976 NY  A
1977 NY  A Daily Splits   72   0   0   0  60  26  137    131   554   7   41   33   33   6   68   5   5  10   2   0  12   5  18  10  13   5   2.17   4.3 1977 NY  A
1978 NY  A Daily Splits   59   0   0   0  33   9  111.2  116   470   6   46   43   33   8   33   9   7   1   4   0  20   3  16   9   9   3   3.47   0.4 1978 NY  A
1979 TEX A Daily Splits   67   0   0   0  53  13   95     78   384   9   37   33   28   6   48  10   1   2   0   0  13   0   6   7   5   8   3.13   1.7 1979 TEX A
1980 TEX A Daily Splits   49   0   0   0  32   8   80.2   97   353   9   47   42   28   6   43   5   3   1   0   2  15   3  10   5   3   2   4.69  -0.5 1980 TEX A
1980 PHI N Daily Splits   10   0   0   0   5   2   14     11    59   0    5    3    6   1    6   1   2   1   0   0   4   0   0   1   0   0   1.93   0.1 1980 PHI N
1980 Total                59   0   0   0  37  10   94.2  108   412   9   52   45   34   7   49   6   5   2   0   2  19   3  10   6   3   2   4.28  -0.4 1980 Total
1981 PHI N Daily Splits   48   0   0   0  19   2   75     85   332   4   40   37   33   9   29  12   4   3   1   2  17   2   6   2   9   6   4.44  -1.1 1981 PHI N
1982 PHI N Daily Splits   34   0   0   0  11   2   36.2   50   167   3   23   21   12   3   12   1   1   1   0   0   7   0   3   2   3   3   5.15  -0.8 1982 PHI N
1982 CHI A Daily Splits   11   0   0   0   6   1   12     11    50   0    4    4    7   0    6   0   1   1   0   0   1   1   2   0   0   0   3.00   0.1 1982 CHI A
1982 Total                45   0   0   0  17   3   48.2   61   217   3   27   25   19   3   18   1   2   2   0   0   8   1   5   2   3   3   4.62  -0.7 1982 Total
Total NL                  92   0   0   0  35   6  125.2  146   558   7   68   61   51  13   47  14   7   5   1   2  28   2   9   5  12   9   4.37  -1.8 Total NL        
Total AL                 807   0   0   0 599 232 1264.2 1146  5236  77  451  384  430  68  826  77  48  61  13   8 154  27 132  90  87  67   2.73  20.9 Total AL        
Total            Splits  899   0   0   0 634 238 1390.1 1292  5794  84  519  445  481  81  873  91  55  66  14  10 182  29 141  95  99  76   2.88  19.1 Total
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA    PW Year Team
Division Series Pitching RecordDivision Series Pitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
1981 PHI N Daily Splits    3   0   0   0   0   0    2.1    4    11   0    0    0    2   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0.00 1981 PHI N
League Championship Series Pitching RecordLeague Championship Series Pitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
1976 NY  A Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   1   1    1      0     4   0    0    0    1   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00 1976 NY  A
1977 NY  A Daily Splits    4   0   0   0   4   0    9.1    7    32   0    1    1    0   0    3   1   0   0   0   0   2   0   2   0   2   0   0.96 1977 NY  A
1978 NY  A Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   1   0    1.1    3     7   0    2    2    0   0    0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  13.50 1978 NY  A
Total            Splits    6   0   0   0   6   1   11.2   10    43   0    3    3    1   0    3   2   0   0   0   0   2   0   2   0   2   0   2.31 Total
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
World Series Pitching RecordWorld Series Pitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
1976 NY  A Daily Splits    2   0   0   0   2   0    2.2    1    10   0    0    0    0   0    3   0   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0.00 1976 NY  A
1977 NY  A Daily Splits    2   0   0   0   2   0    4.2    2    16   1    1    1    0   0    2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   1.93 1977 NY  A
Total            Splits    4   0   0   0   4   0    7.1    3    26   1    1    1    0   0    5   0   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   1   1   0   1.23 Total
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
All-Star Game Pitching RecordAll-Star Game Pitching Record
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team
1973 AL    Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   0   0    1      1     4   0    0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00 1973 AL   
1977 AL    Daily Splits    1   0   0   0   1   0    2      3     9   0    2    2    0   0    1   0   0   1   1   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   9.00 1977 AL   
Total            Splits    2   0   0   0   1   0    3      4    13   0    2    2    0   0    2   0   0   1   1   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   6.00 Total
Year Team                  G  GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP      H   BFP  HR    R   ER   BB  IB   SO  SH  SF  WP HPB  BK  2B  3B GDP ROE   W   L    ERA Year Team

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1967 BOS A Daily   P   27    0    0    43.1     2    5    0    0   0    0    0    1    1 1.000
1968 BOS A Daily   P   49    0    0    65.2     5    6    3    0   0    2    0    0    1  .786
1969 BOS A Daily   P   71    0    0   102.2     3   19    3    3   0    2    4    2    1  .880
1970 BOS A Daily   P   63    0    0    67.1     1    7    0    0   0    0    0    2    0 1.000
1971 BOS A Daily   P   50    0    0    52.1     2   10    0    1   0    1    1    0    0 1.000
1972 NY  A Daily   P   59    0    0   107.2     4   11    0    0   0    0    0    0    0 1.000
1973 NY  A Daily   P   51    0    0    82.1     2   13    2    0   0    0    2    3    1  .882
1974 NY  A Daily   P   66    0    0   114       3   11    1    2   0    1    1    1    0  .933
1975 NY  A Daily   P   49    0    0    89.1     2   16    4    1   0    4    4    3    1  .818
1976 NY  A Daily   P   64    0    0   103.2     3   11    2    1   0    2    2    6    0  .875
1977 NY  A Daily   P   72    0    0   137       2   22    2    0   0    2    7    7    1  .923
1978 NY  A Daily   P   59    0    0   111.2     9   18    1    3   0    1    6    4    0  .964
1979 TEX A Daily   P   67    0    0    95       2   11    2    0   0    0    3    1    1  .867
1980 TEX A Daily   P   49    0    0    80.2     4   10    0    0   0    0    3    4    0 1.000
1980 PHI N Daily   P   10    0    0    14       0    0    0    0   0    1    1    1    0     -
1980 Total         P   59    0    0    94.2     4   10    0    0   0    1    4    5    0 1.000
1981 PHI N Daily   P   48    0    0    75       6   17    0    0   0    1    3    8    4 1.000
1982 PHI N Daily   P   34    0    0    36.2     3   10    1    1   0    0    1    1    1  .929
1982 CHI A Daily   P   11    0    0    12       1    1    0    0   0    0    1    1    0 1.000
1982 Total         P   45    0    0    48.2     4   11    1    1   0    0    2    2    1  .938
Total              P  899    0    0  1390.1    54  198   21   12   0   17   39   45   12  .923
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
Division Series Fielding RecordDivision Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1981 PHI N Daily   P    3    0    0     2.1     0    0    0    0   0    0    1    0    0     -
League Championship Series Fielding RecordLeague Championship Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1976 NY  A Daily   P    1    0    0     1       0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
1977 NY  A Daily   P    4    0    0     9.1     0    0    0    0   0    0    0    1    0     -
1978 NY  A Daily   P    1    0    0     1.1     1    1    0    0   0    0    0    1    0 1.000
Total              P    6    0    0    11.2     1    1    0    0   0    0    0    2    0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
World Series Fielding RecordWorld Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1976 NY  A Daily   P    2    0    0     2.2     0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
1977 NY  A Daily   P    2    0    0     4.2     0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
Total              P    4    0    0     7.1     0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
All-Star Game Fielding RecordAll-Star Game Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG
1973 AL    Daily   P    1    0    0     1       0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
1977 AL    Daily   P    1    0    0     2       0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
Total              P    2    0    0     3       0    0    0    0   0    0    0    0    0     -
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   PB   CS   SB  PkO   AVG

TransactionsTransactions
Signed as an amateur free agent by Baltimore Orioles (June 17, 1964).

Selected by Boston Red Sox from Baltimore Orioles in the first-year minor league draft (November 30, 1964).

Traded by Boston Red Sox to New York Yankees in exchange for Danny Cater and a
player to be named later (March 22, 1972); Boston Red Sox received Mario Guerrero
(June 30, 1972).

Traded by New York Yankees with Domingo Ramos, Mike Heath, Larry McCall, Dave
Rajsich and cash to Texas Rangers in exchange for Dave Righetti, Juan Beniquez, Mike
Griffin, Paul Mirabella and Greg Jemison (November 10, 1978).

Traded by Texas Rangers to Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for a player to be
named later (September 13, 1980); Texas Rangers received Kevin Saucier (November 19,
1980).

Sold by Philadelphia Phillies to Chicago White Sox (August 21, 1982).

Released by Chicago White Sox (October 12, 1982).


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