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Portrait of Sparky Lyle

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
16 1390.3 99 76 238 873 2.88 13.4
Birth Date7-22-1944
Height6' 1"
Weight182 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1967 BOS MLB 27 0 43.3 33 14 42 3 .251 114 6.9 2.9 0.6 8.7 57% .268 .221 1.08 2.49 2.28 85 2.86 0.7
1968 BOS MLB 49 0 65.7 67 14 52 6 .264 108 9.2 1.9 0.8 7.1 66% .302 .261 1.23 2.47 2.74 85 4.13 -0.3
1969 BOS MLB 71 0 102.7 91 48 93 8 .268 106 8.0 4.2 0.7 8.2 64% .287 .255 1.35 2.99 2.54 77 3.64 1.1
1970 BOS MLB 63 0 67.3 62 34 51 5 .261 110 8.3 4.5 0.7 6.8 59% .277 .254 1.43 3.44 3.88 99 3.62 0.9
1971 BOS MLB 50 0 52.3 41 23 37 5 .263 116 7.1 4.0 0.9 6.4 53% .250 .233 1.22 3.51 2.75 95 3.25 0.7
1972 NYA MLB 59 0 107.7 84 29 75 3 .251 96 7.0 2.4 0.3 6.3 61% .253 .213 1.05 2.05 1.92 80 2.76 1.9
1973 NYA MLB 51 0 82.3 66 18 63 4 .263 99 7.2 2.0 0.4 6.9 60% .253 .216 1.02 2.34 2.51 73 2.88 1.7
1974 NYA MLB 66 0 114.0 93 43 89 6 .257 100 7.3 3.4 0.5 7.0 60% .262 .232 1.19 2.85 1.66 83 3.27 1.8
1975 NYA MLB 49 0 89.3 94 36 65 1 .263 99 9.5 3.6 0.1 6.5 61% .329 .259 1.46 2.52 3.12 86 4.18 0.5
1976 NYA MLB 64 0 103.7 82 42 61 5 .257 97 7.1 3.6 0.4 5.3 54% .247 .227 1.20 3.28 2.26 94 3.44 1.2
1977 NYA MLB 72 0 137.0 131 33 68 7 .260 98 8.6 2.2 0.5 4.5 56% .279 .233 1.20 3.18 2.17 87 3.87 1.6
1978 NYA MLB 59 0 111.7 116 33 33 6 .258 93 9.3 2.7 0.5 2.7 48% .280 .273 1.33 3.65 3.47 110 4.58 -0.1
1979 TEX MLB 67 0 95.0 78 28 48 9 .265 100 7.4 2.7 0.9 4.5 51% .231 .227 1.12 3.87 3.13 92 3.12 1.9
1980 PHI 0 10 0 14.0 11 6 6 0 .252 102 7.1 3.9 0.0 3.9 50% .234 .234 1.21 3.17 1.93 0 0.00 0.0
1980 TEX 0 49 0 80.7 97 28 43 9 .270 100 10.8 3.1 1.0 4.8 51% .322 .296 1.55 4.18 4.69 0 0.00 0.0
1981 PHI MLB 48 0 75.0 85 33 29 4 .259 103 10.2 4.0 0.5 3.5 63% .306 .285 1.57 3.95 4.44 111 4.72 -0.4
1982 CHA 0 11 0 12.0 11 7 6 0 .254 99 8.2 5.2 0.0 4.5 50% .297 .252 1.50 3.44 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
1982 PHI 0 34 0 36.7 50 12 12 3 .256 99 12.3 2.9 0.7 2.9 53% .336 .295 1.69 4.14 5.15 0 0.00 0.0
1980 TOT MLB 59 0 94.7 108 34 49 9 .267 100 10.3 3.2 0.9 4.7 51% .309 .287 1.50 4.03 4.28 102 5.02 -0.4
1982 TOT MLB 45 0 48.7 61 19 18 3 .256 99 11.3 3.5 0.6 3.3 52% .328 .285 1.64 3.97 4.62 112 5.80 -0.6
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1967 BOS MLB 27 0 43.3 33 14 42 3 .251 114 6.9 2.9 0.6 8.7 57% .268 .221 1.08 2.49 2.28
1968 BOS MLB 49 0 65.7 67 14 52 6 .264 108 9.2 1.9 0.8 7.1 66% .302 .261 1.23 2.47 2.74
1969 BOS MLB 71 0 102.7 91 48 93 8 .268 106 8.0 4.2 0.7 8.2 64% .287 .255 1.35 2.99 2.54
1970 BOS MLB 63 0 67.3 62 34 51 5 .261 110 8.3 4.5 0.7 6.8 59% .277 .254 1.43 3.44 3.88
1971 BOS MLB 50 0 52.3 41 23 37 5 .263 116 7.1 4.0 0.9 6.4 53% .250 .233 1.22 3.51 2.75
1972 NYA MLB 59 0 107.7 84 29 75 3 .251 96 7.0 2.4 0.3 6.3 61% .253 .213 1.05 2.05 1.92
1973 NYA MLB 51 0 82.3 66 18 63 4 .263 99 7.2 2.0 0.4 6.9 60% .253 .216 1.02 2.34 2.51
1974 NYA MLB 66 0 114.0 93 43 89 6 .257 100 7.3 3.4 0.5 7.0 60% .262 .232 1.19 2.85 1.66
1975 NYA MLB 49 0 89.3 94 36 65 1 .263 99 9.5 3.6 0.1 6.5 61% .329 .259 1.46 2.52 3.12
1976 NYA MLB 64 0 103.7 82 42 61 5 .257 97 7.1 3.6 0.4 5.3 54% .247 .227 1.20 3.28 2.26
1977 NYA MLB 72 0 137.0 131 33 68 7 .260 98 8.6 2.2 0.5 4.5 56% .279 .233 1.20 3.18 2.17
1978 NYA MLB 59 0 111.7 116 33 33 6 .258 93 9.3 2.7 0.5 2.7 48% .280 .273 1.33 3.65 3.47
1979 TEX MLB 67 0 95.0 78 28 48 9 .265 100 7.4 2.7 0.9 4.5 51% .231 .227 1.12 3.87 3.13
1980 PHI MLB 10 0 14.0 11 6 6 0 .252 102 7.1 3.9 0.0 3.9 50% .234 .234 1.21 3.17 1.93
1980 TEX MLB 49 0 80.7 97 28 43 9 .270 100 10.8 3.1 1.0 4.8 51% .322 .296 1.55 4.18 4.69
1981 PHI MLB 48 0 75.0 85 33 29 4 .259 103 10.2 4.0 0.5 3.5 63% .306 .285 1.57 3.95 4.44
1982 CHA MLB 11 0 12.0 11 7 6 0 .254 99 8.2 5.2 0.0 4.5 50% .297 .252 1.50 3.44 3.00
1982 PHI MLB 34 0 36.7 50 12 12 3 .256 99 12.3 2.9 0.7 2.9 53% .336 .295 1.69 4.14 5.15

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1967-09-21 1967-10-13 DTD 22 9 Left Elbow Sprain Ligament - -

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  Title Author Date
The Lineup Card: Seven Relief Performances That Swung a Postseason SeriesBaseball Prospectus2014-10-29
Baseball ProGUESTus: Where the Crazy Closer Comes FromMatthew Callan2013-04-09
Overthinking It: Remembering Ryan FreelBen Lindbergh2012-12-23
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Platoon Advantage: Shaving an IconMichael Bates2012-09-05
On the Beat: Fireballer in the HoleJohn Perrotto2012-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: Do We Care About Characters?Adam Sobsey2012-03-07
Baseball ProGUESTus: Silly Goose: Mariano Rivera and the Myth of the Seven-Out SaveKevin Baker2011-10-31
The Lineup Card: 13 Iconic Instances of Facial HairBaseball Prospectus2011-10-19
The BP Wayback Machine: How Do You Rate Relief?Nate Silver2011-05-26
Spitballing: Never Tell Me the OddsJeremy Greenhouse2011-04-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Soriano in StripesChristina Kahrl2011-01-14
You Can Blog It Up: The Surly, Hung-Over Billy Martin All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-08-08
One-Hoppers: Bluster and Luster: George Steinbrenner (1930-2010)Jay Jaffe2010-07-13
Prospectus Q&A: Eric NadelDavid Laurila2010-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Penning a New RecipeJay Jaffe2008-10-21
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Topping the Twins, Part DeuxSteven Goldman2008-02-18
The Class of 2008: RelieversJay Jaffe2008-01-04
The Big Picture: Evolving the Save RuleDavid Pinto2007-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessGrumpy Old Men: JAWS Tackles the Veterans Committee BallotJay Jaffe2007-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2007: The PitchersJay Jaffe2007-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Definition of InsanitySteven Goldman2006-09-29
Prospectus Hit List: Week of June 11Jay Jaffe2006-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: No ReliefJoe Sheehan2006-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessClass of 2006: The RelieversJay Jaffe2005-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2005: The PitchersJay Jaffe2004-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Where Have You Gone, Sparky Lyle?Joe Sheehan2004-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Class of 2004: Analyzing the PitchersJay Jaffe2004-01-14
The Impossible Dream: How the 1967 Red Sox Won the PennantMark Armour2003-03-17


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