Tuesday, March 22, 2016
The Red Sox Lost Out On This Trade With the Yankees Too
Sure the Red Sox dealing Babe Ruth to the Yankees didn't work out well. On this day in 1972 the Red Sox sent Sparky Lyle to the Yankees for Danny Cater and Mario Guerrero (player named later).
Cater had three part-time seasons in Boston before being shipped to St. Louis on 3-29-75. Guerrero lasted less than two part-time seasons before also being sent to St. Louis (4-04-75) for Jim Willoughby who had 20 saves and a 14-16 record in three seasons for Boston.
Lyle pitched seven seasons for the Yankees. He won a Cy Young and led the league in saves twice. He was an all-star three times for the Yankees. He pitched from 1967 - 1982.