Yankee Great Sparky Lyle Speaks at Greater Wilkes-Barre Friendly Sons of St. Patrick’s Dinner

Former New York Yankees pitcher Sparky Lyle spoke at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Friendly Sons of St. Patrick’s dinner function which was held at the Genetti’s Hotel and Convention Center on March 13. Lyle gave a very thrilling and exciting talk to the guests about his life and career in the great sport of baseball, and told stories that few ears have heard about his experiences playing for both the Yankees and the Red Sox.

He touched base on several topics such as his greatest pitching moments to some of the obstacles he had during game play, and even a little about his life before baseball when he worked for a pottery factory.

During his MLB career Lyle pitched for a total of 899 games with 873 strikeouts and 238 saves over the course of 15 years. He is a two-time World Series champion for the consecutive years of 1977 and 1978, and the winner of the AL Cy Young Award in 1977. The three-time All Star player did a lot of autograph signing that night at the Genetti’s Hotel, and answered several questions from curious participants at the luncheon. He even proved to have mastered the multi-tasking job of talking to the audience while signing autographs for all the fans.

The Q&A session lasted for quite a while, and 71-year old Lyle got just about every question answered as he loves to make the fans happy and wanted no one to leave disappointed. One of the attendees was a die hard 9-year old Yankees fan who managed to go up to Lyle and get his autograph, and the former pitcher was more than glad to do so and he commented on how appreciative most children are.

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