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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 […]

Danny Cater

Danny Cater (Baseball.  Born, Austin, TX, Feb. 25, 1940.)  A line drive hitter who was primarily a first baseman, Danny Anderson Cater played for seven teams in his 12-season big league career (1964-75).  Cater spent two of those seasons with the Yankees (1970-71) and hit .301 in 1970, his highest average for any season in […]

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