Albert “Sparky” Lyle is scheduled to be the special guest speaker at the 80th Annual Hot Stove League Baseball Dinner happening on February 21st in the Gran Centurions banquet hall in New Jersey. Tickets to the dinner are $50 per person and can be purchased in advance by going to the UCBA NJ website. This event will be sponsored by the Union County Baseball Association and will serve as a fundraiser for the UCBA’s programs that occur in the summer and fall for youth baseball players. Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen made a statement that they are extremely thrilled to have Sparky Lyle participate in the event and is positive that his speech will be inspiring, motivating, and supportive of the cause.
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.
Lyle will be attending this year’s 80th Annual Hot Stove League Baseball Dinner in New Jersey, and it should be a fantastic time for baseball fans in the area.
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