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Sparky LyleTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1964-1982 MLB Years: 1967-1982
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Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsP-899Player Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameAlbert Walter Lyle
Height6-1Weight195BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateJuly 22,1944 [73.273]PlaceDuBois,Pennsylvania
High SchoolReynoldsville (Reynoldsville,PA)
MLB DebutJuly 4,1967 [22.347]
OrganizationsBOS [7] NYA [7] PHI [3] TEX [2] BAL [1] CHA [1] Awards5Awards Voting6-311
TBC Player ID14558Retrosheet IDlyles101MLBAM ID118026
RelationshipsFather of Dane Lyle
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts63Walks58Hittable60SO/BB63vsPower60Hitting7Durability74Team.545Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1964nullRk--Rel19324.36707000033.0231916025440001.456.27--6.8212.001.76.600-
1964nullA--Rel19312.31606000035.030149018510001.377.71--4.6313.112.83.750-
1964Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--Rel0633.3113013000068.0533325043950001.417.01--5.6912.572.21.6671.71
1965nullA+--Rel20554.2437037000087.0844541055790001.608.69--5.698.171.44.500-
1966nullA---Rel21423.6540040000074.0623530043720001.427.54--5.238.761.67.667-
1967nullAAA--Rel22221.7116016000021.01354014170001.295.57--6.007.291.21.500-
1967Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28Rel22122.28270270011543.0331311314425221.086.850.622.918.723.00.3332.61
1968Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28R/CL23612.744904900291165.2672520614525101.239.180.821.927.133.71.8572.63
1969Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28R/CL24832.5471071004417102.2913329848938111.357.980.704.218.151.94.7273.14
1970Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28R/CL25173.886306300402067.0623729534511111.438.290.674.546.821.50.1253.65
1971Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28R/CL26642.755005000361652.0411616523374001.227.050.863.966.361.61.6003.60
1972New York YankeesALMLBnya28CL27951.9259059005635107.2842523329755001.057.020.252.426.272.59.6432.18
1973New York YankeesALMLBnya28CL28592.515105100452782.0663023418633001.027.210.441.976.893.50.3572.32
1974New York YankeesALMLBnya28R/CL29931.6666066005915114.0933021643897011.197.340.473.397.032.07.7502.86
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya28Rel30573.12490490037689.0943431136655121.469.470.103.636.551.81.4172.55
1976New York YankeesALMLBnya28R/CL31782.2664064005823103.2823326542613001.207.120.433.655.301.45.4673.30
1977New York YankeesALMLBnya28CL321352.1772072006026137.013141337336810021.208.610.462.174.472.06.7223.18
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya28Rel33933.475905900339111.21164643633331041.339.350.482.662.661.00.7503.69
1979Texas RangersALMLBtex28R/CL34583.136706700531395.0783733928482001.127.390.852.654.551.71.3853.84
1980Texas RangersALMLBtex28Rel35324.69490490032880.2974742928431201.5510.821.003.124.801.54.6004.18
1980Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi39Rel35001.9310010005214.011530661001.217.07--3.863.861.00-3.18
1981Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi28Rel36964.44480480019275.0854037433293211.5710.200.483.963.480.88.6003.88
1982Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi28Rel37335.15340340011236.2502321312121001.6912.270.742.952.951.00.5004.11
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28Rel37003.0011011006112.011440761001.508.25--5.254.500.86-3.47
MLB Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter99762.888990899006342381385.01292519445844818736610141.288.360.543.115.651.81.5660.60
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter17123.6010601060000250.021211810001552630001.477.63--5.589.471.70.586-
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter221.7116016000021.01354014170001.295.57--6.007.291.21.500-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter554.2437037000087.0844541055790001.608.69--5.698.171.44.500-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter312.31606000035.030149018510001.377.71--4.6313.112.83.750-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter423.6540040000074.0623530043720001.427.54--5.238.761.67.667-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter324.36707000033.0231916025440001.456.27--6.8212.001.76.600-
New York Yankees Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter57402.41420042000348141743.26662392003223445434191.218.040.392.825.481.94.588-
Boston Red Sox Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter22172.8526002600016069329.02941241052713327523541.297.990.733.617.472.07.564-
Texas Rangers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter8103.841160116008521175.217584751856913201.318.970.922.874.661.63.444-
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1294.379209200356125.21466861751475211.5710.460.503.653.370.92.571-
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter003.0011011006112.011440761001.508.25--5.254.500.86--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings16122.8814201420010038220.02048270137613810221.288.360.543.115.651.81.5710.60
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings15113.60930930000220.01871048801362310001.477.63--5.589.471.70.577-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1967Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28p22278121000000400000.250.250.375.625318.500.125.125.2780.0050.000.000.000.0050.00
1968Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28p23498010000000201000.125.125.125.250109.167.000.000.1130.0022.220.000.000.000.00
1969Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28p247117020001001600000.118.167.118.2852018.182.000.059.1415.5633.336.000.000.000.00
1970Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28p256313200001001200000.000.071.000.0710014.000.000.077.0517.1414.292.000.000.000.00
1971Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28p265031300000000010001.0001.0001.0002.0003041.000.000.000.9120.000.000.000.000.000.00
1972New York YankeesALMLBnya28p2759212410010011002000.190.227.238.4655124.364.048.095.2174.1741.6710.000.000.0025.00
1974New York YankeesALMLBnya28p29661000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1981Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi28p36485220000101101000.400.500.400.900207.500.000.400.42314.2914.291.000.000.000.00
1982Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi28p37342010001001100000.500.667.5001.1671031.000.000.500.53733.3333.331.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter4677881520041052605000.192.241.218.45917288.288.026.103.0005.6829.555.200.000.0013.33
Boston Red Sox Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter260494810020021402000.163.196.184.3809153.229.021.061.0003.7726.427.000.000.0012.50
New York Yankees Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter125222410010011002000.182.217.227.4445125.333.045.091.0004.0040.0010.000.000.0025.00
Philadelphia Phillies Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter827230001102201000.429.556.429.9853010.600.000.429.00020.0020.001.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16227351001002902000.192.241.218.4596131.288.026.103.0005.6829.555.200.000.0013.33

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1967Boston Red SoxALMLBbos22P27-4325--771.0000.260.16-----27100.016.7
1968Boston Red SoxALMLBbos23P49-65563-1411.7860.220.17-----49100.030.2
1969Boston Red SoxALMLBbos24P71-102319332522.8800.310.22-----71100.043.8
1970Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25P63-6717--881.0000.130.12-----63100.038.9
1971Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26P50-52210-112121.0000.240.23-----50100.030.9
1972New York YankeesALMLBnya27P59-107411--15151.0000.250.14-----59100.038.1
1973New York YankeesALMLBnya28P51-822132-1715.8820.290.183260.0-51100.031.5
1974New York YankeesALMLBnya29P66-114311121514.9330.210.12-----66100.040.7
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya30P49-89216412218.8180.370.20-----49100.030.6
1976New York YankeesALMLBnya31P64-103311211614.8750.220.14-----64100.040.3
1977New York YankeesALMLBnya32P72-1372222-2624.9230.330.18-----72100.044.4
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya33P59-111918132827.9640.460.24-----59100.036.2
1979Texas RangersALMLBtex34P67-952112-1513.8670.190.14-----67100.041.4
1980Texas RangersALMLBtex35P49-80410--14141.0000.290.18-----49100.030.4
1980Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi35P10-14-------------10100.06.2
1981Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi36P48-75617--23231.0000.480.31-----48100.044.9
1982Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi37P34-36310111413.9290.380.36-----34100.021.0
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha37P11-1211--221.0000.180.17-----11100.06.8
MLB Totals for P - 16 season(s)-   P899-1384541982112273252.9230.280.183260.0-8990.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1967Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2227----------
1968Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2349----------
1969Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2471----------
1970Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2563----------
1971Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2650----------
1972New York YankeesALMLBnya2759----------
1973New York YankeesALMLBnya2851----------
1974New York YankeesALMLBnya2966----------
1975New York YankeesALMLBnya3049----------
1976New York YankeesALMLBnya3164----------
1977New York YankeesALMLBnya3272----------
1978New York YankeesALMLBnya3359----------
1979Texas RangersALMLBtex3467----------
1980Texas RangersALMLBtex3549----------
1980Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi3510----------
1981Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi3648----------
1982Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi3734----------
1982Chicago White SoxALMLBcha3711----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1976New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB31000.001011.0001001.000.000.009.000.000.000.00.000
1976New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB31000.002002.2100300.453.370.000.0010.1200.00.000
1977New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB32200.964009.1710300.776.750.000.002.8900.001.000
1977New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB32101.932004.2210200.483.860.000.003.8600.001.000
1978New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB330013.501001.1320002.7320.250.000.000.0000.00.000
1981Philadelphia PhilliesDiv SeriesMLB36000.003002.1402102.8615.430.007.713.860.500.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs000.0030300002.3400021002.5715.430.007.713.860.500.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs202.31606000111.71003013000.947.710.000.772.313.000.001.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs101.2340400007.3301005000.413.680.000.006.1400.001.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1977New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB3222000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs22000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1998Somerset PatriotsAtlIndIndy-53Manager1004060.40024.05 
1999Somerset PatriotsAtlIndIndy-54Manager1206060.50018.03 Lost in Finals
2000Somerset PatriotsAtlIndIndy-55Manager1407466.5298.04 Lost in Finals
2001Somerset PatriotsAtlIndIndy-56Manager1268343.659--1 League Champions
2002Somerset PatriotsAtlIndIndy-57Manager1256560.5206.55 
2003Somerset PatriotsAtlIndIndy-58Manager1266759.53211.02 Won Championship (Nashua)
2004Somerset PatriotsAtlIndIndy-59Manager1266858.5408.50 -
2005Somerset PatriotsAtlIndIndy-60Manager1407862.5572.03 League Champions (Nashua)
2006Somerset PatriotsAtlIndIndy-61Manager1266561.51610.03 
2007Somerset PatriotsAtlIndIndy-62Manager1267551.595--1 Lost in Finals
2008Somerset PatriotsAtlIndIndy-63Manager1407466.529--1 League Champions
2009Somerset PatriotsAtlIndIndy-64Manager1408654.614--1 League Champions
2010Somerset PatriotsAtlIndIndy-65Manager1407565.536--1 Lost in semi-finals
2011Somerset PatriotsAtlIndIndy-66Manager1234974.39823.53 
2012Somerset PatriotsAtlIndIndy-67Manager1396574.46823.03 
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [5]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1976American League Player of the Week (June 14-June 20)1
1977American League Cy Young Award1
1999Atlantic League Manager of the Year1
2003Atlantic League Manager of the Year1
2009Atlantic League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1982-10-12Released by White Sox. 
1982-08-21Purchased by White Sox from Phillies. 
1980-09-13TradeTraded by Rangers to Phillies for Kevin Saucier. 
1978-11-10TradeTraded by Yankees with Dave Rajsich, Larry McCall, Mike Heath, Domingo Ramos and Cash to Rangers for Greg Jemison, Paul Mirabella, Mike Griffin, Juan Beniquez and Dave Righetti. 
1972-03-22TradeTraded by Red Sox to Yankees for Mario Guerrero and Danny Cater. 
1964-11-30Selected by Red Sox from Orioles in first year minor league draft. 
1964-06-17ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Orioles. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.