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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 […]

Lee Mazzilli

Lee Mazzilli (Baseball. Born, New York, NY, Mar. 25, 1955.) Over his 14-year major league career, Lee Louis Mazzilli did two tours with the Mets (1976-81, 1986-89) totalling 1,071 games and a 37-game stint with the Yankees (1982), to whom he returned as the first-base coach in 2000. Mazzilli was primarily a centerfielder, although the […]

Ron Guidry

Ron Guidry (Baseball.  Born, Lafayette, LA, Aug. 28, 1950.)  Though he was almost 27 when he became a regular starter for the Yankees, lefthander Ronald Ames Guidry was one of the best and most exciting pitchers of his era, and for about a year and a half, he was perhaps the best pitcher in baseball […]

Atley Donald

Atley Donald (Baseball.  Born, Morton, MS, Aug. 19, 1910; died, West Monroe, LA, Oct. 19, 1992.)  During his career (1938-45) with the Yankees, righthander Richard Atley Donald was generally a solid No. 4 starter.  Donald had a brief stint in April 1938 but became a regular in 1939.  By virtue of being over 30 when […]

Maury Allen

Maury Allen (Sportswriter.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, May 2, 1932; died, Cedar Grove, NJ, Oct. 3, 2010.)  A graduate of City College, Maury Allen joined Sports Illustrated in 1959 following a hitch in the U.S. Army.  In 1962, he moved to the New York Post as a baseball writer and columnist.  Allen left the Post in […]

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