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Dave Righetti

Dave Righetti (Baseball.  Born, San Jose, CA, Nov. 28, 1958.)  A tall (6’4”) lefthander, David Allen Righetti pitched the Yankees’ first regular-season no-hitter in 32 years (in 1983) and then became a dominant closer.  Righetti joined the Yankees in 1979, getting a no-decision on “Catfish Hunter Day” at Yankee Stadium, and was 0-1 in three […]

Sparky Lyle

Sparky Lyle (Baseball. Born, DeBois, Penna., July 22, 1944.) Albert Walter Lyle was a modestly successful reliever in Boston (1967-71) who became a Cy Young Award winner for the Yankees as the American League’s premier closer. Lyle joined the Yankees during spring training in 1972 in a March 22 deal that sent infielder Danny Cater […]

Steve Palermo

Steve Palermo (Baseball.  Born, Oxford, MA, Oct. 9, 1949.)  Coming to the A.L. as a 27-year-old in 1977, Stephen Michael Palermo established himself as a rising star among umpires.  Palermo was a product of the umpire development program and came to the A.L. after rapid progress through the New York-Penn, Eastern, and Carolina Leagues and […]

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