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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 […]

Al Leiter

Al Leiter (Baseball. Born, Toms River, NJ, Oct. 23, 1965.)  Alois Terry Leiter sandwiched the dawn and dusk of his career, stints with the Yankees, with seven seasons as the Mets’ ace, with garnishes in other cities.  In the wake of the Florida’ 1997 World Series triumph and a subsequent dismantling of the champions by owner Wayne […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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