Ramp Champ #42: Steve Lyons
Steve Lyons is an outfielder, shortstop, third baseman, pitcher, catcher, second baseman, and first baseman who played for Pawtucket in 1984, 1992 and 1993.
In 1984, Lyons played in 131 games, mostly at third base. He hit 17 home runs, placing him in fifth place in the International League. Lyons was seventh in the league for stolen bases, with 35 for the season. He was 24 years old.
In 1992, at age 32, Lyons played in 37 games for the PawSox. He effectively split his time between third base and the outfield. Through 144 plate appearances, Lyons struck out 18 times and walked only eight times.
In 1993, Lyons played in 67 Pawtucket games, mostly in the outfield. However, Lyons pitched in two games, played catcher in one game, and played every infield position except shortstop. He hit four home runs and struck out 50 times.
As a relief pitcher that year, Lyons racked up four strikeouts through two innings of work. He also gave up a home run and walked a pair.
1. Steve Lyons hit a home run in game 5 of the Governor's Cup finals to take the win over the Maine Guides.
2. The Red Sox signed Steve Lyons to a Triple-A contract on Thursday, making ``Psycho`` the first player in the history of the organization to be discarded three times and brought back. He was with the Red Sox in 1985 and `86 until he was traded to the White Sox for Tom Seaver. He returned in `91 and was released and was brought back again last season and not re-signed.
``Some people may not like him,`` said Boston General Manager Lou Gorman, ``but I do. He`s a versatile player who will give us depth at Pawtucket and may be able to help out here down the line.`` (Sun Sentinal May 1993)
Steve Lyons mural is in the middle portion of the third base tower.