Longtime independent baseball manager, former NY Yankee Sparky Lyle, has stepped down from his position as field manager for the Somerset Patriots (Atlantic League). His pitching coach, Brett Jodie, will take over the helm for the Patriots as their field manager for 2013.
According to this article, Lyle was the first full-time employee of the Patriots, being employed in January 1997 – nearly a year-and-a-half before the team’s first pitch in the summer of 1998.
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