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48. Sparky Lyle

Photograph By Darryl Norenberg/USA TODAY Sports

Before he was replaced by an even more beloved Yankees closer (see No. 25 on our list), Lyle twice led the AL in saves as a Bomber, winning the 1977 AL Cy Young Award with a 13-5 record, 26 saves and a 2.17 ERA in 137 IP.