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37 years ago, Sparky Lyle won the '77 AL Cy Young!

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On this day in Yankees history 37 years ago, relief ace Sparky Lyle was awarded the 1977 AL Cy Young Award! Lyle pitched 72 games and 137 innings of 2.17 ERA ball that year, providing manager Billy Martin with an arm he could always rely on for multiple innings out of the 'pen. Sparky was the man. He also sat on birthday cakes naked, so bonus points.