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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 […]

Graig Nettles

Graig Nettles (Baseball.  Born, San Diego, CA, Aug. 20, 1944.)  During the decade of the 1970s, only two American League hitters drove in more runs than Graig Nettles – Reggie Jackson and Carl Yastrzemski – but it was Nettles’ spectacular fielding in Game 3 of the 1978 World Series that awakened baseball fans to his […]

Rick Cerone

Rick Cerone (Baseball.  Born, Newark, NJ, May 19, 1954.)  A journeyman catcher who played for eight big league teams in 18 seasons, Richard Aldo Cerone did three tours with the Yankees and spent a season (1991) with the Mets.  Cerone played a total of seven seasons with the Yankees (1980-84, 1987, 1990), including a couple […]

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