Sparky Lyle, Manager Emeritus of the Somerset Patriots, will be signing autographs at the Hugs for Brady Winter Gala on March 5th, 2016.Lyle was the first American League reliever to capture a Cy Young Award (1977) and ranks among the all-time leaders with 238 career saves. Between 1967-1980, Lyle had more saves than anyone else in the AL (231). He had a sixteen-year Major League career and played for the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Chicago White Sox. Lyle won back-to-back World Series with the Yankees in 1977 and 1978. Lyle was the field manager for the Somerset Patriots from 1998 to 2012 and was named Manager Emeritus after the 2012 season. He still has a very active role with the team at the ballpark and throughout the community. Under his guidance, the Somerset Patriots won five Atlantic League Championships (2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009), 12 Half Championships, and 8 Division Championships. He won over 1,000 games as the manager of the team. Lyle was named the Atlantic League Manager of the Year three times (1999, 2003, 2009) in his 15-year managing career.
Sparky Lyle and many other exciting friends of the Hugs for Brady foundation will be attending this year’s Winter Gala. Don’t miss out on any of the fun and get your tickets today! Click here for tickets.