Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Repack Haiku #262 (Sparky Lyle)

Yankees are heartless:
Reward Lyle for Cy Young year
By signing Gossage
 
1981 Topps #719 Sparky Lyle
 
Sparky won the Cy Young Award in 1977, becoming the first AL reliever ever to win. How did the Yankees react to a historic season? They signed future Hall of Famer Goose Gossage that very off-season to be their closer. 

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6 comments:

  1. That's the Yankees for ya. Watch this offseason, if they dont sign Aaron Judge long-term they'll just trade for Soto or Trout.

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    1. Last time they traded for Trout it went very poorly. (Steve Trout trade, 1987)

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  2. I wonder if Gossage and Lyle got along in the clubhouse in 1978.

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    1. By all accounts they did - Lyle blamed Steinbrenner, not Gossage. Graig Nettles said it best - Cy Young to Sayonara!

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