Jim Lyttle
Jim Lyttle
Full Name:  James Lawrence Lyttle, Jr.
   School:  North Dearborn High School in Guilford, Indiana


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      JIM LYTTLE, Tony Ferrara, Dick Howser
From the collection of long-time FSU Trainer Don Fauls
donated to Florida State by his children


FSU Career
Basketball
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
65-66 10  G       6-0  173  So   *   Harrison, OH                
Baseball
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  B  T  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1966  16  OF      6-0  173  L  R  So   *   Harrison, OH          


Awards
Baseball
Year  Award
1966  American Baseball Coaches Association - 1st Team All-American
      The Sporting News - 1st Team All-American
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1984
Jim Lyttle came to Florida State from Ohio in 1965 and stayed to become a genuine two sport star. In 1966 Lyttle was named a first team All-American in baseball by Sporting News. He was also an All-District III NCAA selection. That year Jim re-wrote FSU slugging records. His 13 home runs, 51 RBIs and 131 total bases set school marks that lasted for years. He was also a fine defensive outfielder with an arm like a rifle. On the hardwood Jim Lyttle started at point guard and was an excellent player and defender. In 1966, he signed a professional baseball contract with the Yankees. His major league career spanned a decade with the Yankees, White Sox, Expos, and Dodgers. More recently he has played baseball in Japan. In both hard ball and round ball, Jim Lyttle well represented Florida State University.



FSU Statistics
Basketball
                                 --3 Point---                            ----REBOUNDS-----
Year  GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  PCT  FGM FGA  PCT  FTM FTA  PCT  PTS  AVG    OFF DEF  TOT  AVG  PF DQ  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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65-66 26  26      117  259 .452          .000   88 116 .759  322 12.4              58  2.2  62  4                    
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Tot   26  26    0 117  259 .452    0   0 .000   88 116 .759  322 12.4      0   0   58  2.2  62  4    0    0    0    0
Basketball
Game Statistics
1965-66                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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Dec  1 LAMAR TECH           1   g        3   12             6   6   12               5   4                    
Dec  2 VALDOSTA STATE COLL  1   g        7   14             2   3   16               1   0                    
Dec  6 TAMPA                1   g        6    9             0   0   12               2   2                    
Dec  8 FLORIDA              1   g        4    7             6   7   14               4   2                    
Dec 16 NORTH CAROLINA       1   g        5   11             5   9   15               1   4                    
Dec 18 CAL-SANTA BARBARA    1   g        6   10             8   8   20               3   1                    
Dec 20 VIRGINIA MILITARY    1   g        2    8             2   2    6               0   2                    
Dec 21 AUBURN               1   g        2   11             4   6    8               3   2                    
Dec 27 AUBURN               1   g        8   11             1   1   17               2   1                    
Jan  3 GEORGIA              1   g        5    9             0   0   10               0   0                    
Jan  7 MIAMI                1   g        5   10             2   3   12               3   5                    
Jan 10 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1   g        6   14             1   2   13               2   1                    
Jan 15 MEMPHIS STATE        1   g        4   12             5   9   13               4   1                    
Jan 18 FLORIDA              1   g        4   12             2   4   10               2   2                    
Jan 24 JACKSONVILLE         1   g        7   14             5   7   19               4   5                    
Jan 28 PANAMA NATIONALS     1   g        1    5             2   2    4               1   2                    
Jan 31 GEORGIA TECH         1   g        4    8             7   8   15               1   2                    
Feb  5 MEMPHIS STATE        1   g        2    9             1   1    5               4   5                    
Feb  7 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1   g        6   12             0   0   12               1   2                    
Feb 10 JACKSONVILLE         1   g        3    7             0   0    6               2   1                    
Feb 14 GEORGIA TECH         1   g        6   11            11  12   23               4   4                    
Feb 19 SAMFORD              1   g        3    5             1   1    7               0   1                    
Feb 24 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1   g        6   11             3   6   15               0   1                    
Feb 26 TAMPA                1   g        5    9             2   4   12               2   3                    
Feb 28 MIAMI                1   g        4   14             7   8   15               4   5                    
Mar  5 GEORGIA              1   g        3    4             5   7   11               3   4                    
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Totals                     26  26    0 117  259    0   0   88 116  322      0   0   58  62    0    0    0    0

Baseball
Batting Statistics
YEAR   AVG  GP  GS   AB  R   H   2B  3B  HR RBI  TB   SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB% SF SH  SB ATT
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1966  .320  52  52  222  58  71   9   6  13  51  131  .590  27   3  34      .399  1  0  16    
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Tot   .320  52  52  222  58  71   9   6  13  51  131  .590  27   3  34   0  .399  1  0  16   0
Baseball
Game Statistics
1966
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Mar 14 KENTUCKY               2  .000  1 RF   5   0   0            0   0                      0           1
Mar 15 KENTUCKY               2  .300  1 RF   5   1   3 1      1   3   7                      0            
Mar 16 KENTUCKY               2  .357  1 RF   4   0   2            0   2                      0            
Mar 17 KENTUCKY               2  .421  1 RF   5   3   3 1              4      1               0            
Mar 18 TENNESSEE              2  .417  1 RF   5   4   2        1   1   5                  1   1            
Mar 19 TENNESSEE              3  .393  1 RF   4   1   1        1   1   4                      0            
Mar 21 MISSISSIPPI STATE      2  .382  1 RF   6   2   2 1      1       6                      0            
Mar 22 AUBURN                 3  .333  1 RF   5   0   0                0                      0            
Mar 23 MISSISSIPPI            2  .341  1 RF   5   0   2 2          3   4                      0            
Mar 24 MISSISSIPPI            3  .347  1 RF   5   2   2        1   2   5                      0            
Mar 25 MISSISSIPPI            2  .358  1 RF   4   1   2                2                      0            
Mar 26 MISSISSIPPI            2  .386  1 RF   4   1   3        1   4   6                  1   1            
Mar 28 MICHIGAN STATE         2  .361  1 RF   4   0   0            0   0                      0            
Mar 29 MICHIGAN STATE         2  .364  1 RF   5   1   2                2                      0            
Mar 30 WAKE FOREST            2  .386  1 RF   4   2   3     1          5                      0            
Mar 30 MICHIGAN STATE         2  .365  1 RF   4   0   0                0                      0            
Mar 31 RUTGERS                2  .359  1 RF   4   2   1                1                  1   1            
Apr  1 WAKE FOREST            2  .349  1 RF   5   0   1            0   1                      0            
Apr  1 AUBURN                 2  .356  1 RF   4   1   2            0   2                      0           2
Apr  2 AUBURN                 2  .356  1 RF   3   1   1            0   1                  1   1            
Apr  4 SPRING HILL COLLEGE    2  .379  1 RF   5   4   4 1      1   3   8            1     1   1            
Apr  5 SPRING HILL COLLEGE    2  .370  1 RF   5   2   1        1   2   4                  2   2            
Apr  7 NORTH CAROLINA         2  .377  1 RF   6   4   3        2   3   9                  1   1            
Apr  8 NORTH CAROLINA         2  .373  1 RF   4   1   1            0   1                      0           1
Apr  8 MIAMI                  2  .360  1 RF   4   0   0            0   0                      0           1
Apr  9 NORTH CAROLINA         2  .353  1 RF   2   0   0            0   0                      0            
Apr  9 MIAMI                  2  .355  1 RF   5   2   2            1   2                  1   1            
Apr 13 FURMAN                 2  .354  1 RF   6   2   2 1   1      2   5                      0            
Apr 23 LOUISIANA STATE        2  .341  1 RF   5   0   0            0   0                      0            
Apr 23 LOUISIANA STATE        2  .331  1 RF   4   0   0            0   0                      0            
Apr 24 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS     2  .343  1 RF   4   0   3 1          1   4                      0            
Apr 25 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS     2  .338  1 RF   5   0   1            0   1                  1   1            
Apr 26 SPRING HILL COLLEGE    2  .347  1 RF   5   2   3            0   3                      0            
Apr 27 SPRING HILL COLLEGE    2  .355  1 RF   5   3   3     1          5                  2   2            
Apr 29 GEORGIA SOUTHERN       2  .356  1 RF   5   0   2            0   2                  1   1            
Apr 30 GEORGIA SOUTHERN       2  .360  1 RF   4   3   2     1      0   4      1           1   1            
May  6 FLORIDA                2  .367  1 RF   5   3   3     2      3   7                      0            
May  7 FLORIDA                2  .374  1 RF   2   0   2            0   2                  1   1            
May  9 GEORGIA SOUTHERN       2  .366  1 RF   4   1   0            0   0                      0            
May 10 GEORGIA SOUTHERN       2  .361  1 RF   5   1   1            1   1                      0            
May 13 JACKSONVILLE           2  .362  1 RF   5   2   2 1          1   3                      0            
May 19 JACKSONVILLE           6  .358  1 RF   2   1   0            0   0                  1   1            
May 20 FLORIDA                2  .354  1 RF   2   0   0            0   0                      0            
May 21 FLORIDA                2  .356  1 RF   2   2   1        1   2   4      1               0            
May 23 CLEMSON                2  .352  1 RF   5   1   1        1   4   4                      0            
May 24 CLEMSON                2  .345  1 RF   4   0   0            0   0                      0            
May 25 CLEMSON                2  .340  1 RF   3   0   0            0   0                      0            
Jun  2 MISSISSIPPI STATE      2  .337  1 RF   5   1   1        1   2   4                      0            
Jun  3 EAST CAROLINA          5  .332  1 RF   3   0   0            1   0                      0            
Jun  3 MISSISSIPPI STATE      2  .326  1 RF   4   0   0            0   0                      0            
Jun  4 NORTH CAROLINA         5  .321  1 RF   3   0   0                0                      0            
Jun  4 NORTH CAROLINA         2  .320  1 RF   4   1   1            0   1                      0            
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                                 .320 52 52 222  58  71  9  6 13  40 131  0   3  0  1  0 16  16    0   0  5


Pro Career
Baseball
Height: 6-0   Weight: 186  Throws: Right  Bats: Left
Drafted: 1966, June Regular Draft, 1st Round  #10, New York Yankees, OF    
Debut: May 17, 1969

Year  Abbr   Team                                No      Pos
1969  NYY    New York Yankees                    21      OF
1970  NYY    New York Yankees                    27      OF
1971  NYY    New York Yankees                    27      OF
1972  CWS    Chicago White Sox                   26      OF
1973  Mon    Montreal Expos                       2      OF
1974  Mon    Montreal Expos                       2      OF
1975  Mon    Montreal Expos                      20      OF
1976  Mon    Montreal Expos                      20      OF
  "   LA     Los Angeles Dodgers                 41      OF


Pro Statistics
Baseball
Batting Statistics
Year Team   AVG   GP   GS   AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB ATT
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1969 NYY   .181   28        83    7   15   4   0   0   4   19  .229   4   0  19   0  .218   0   0   1   3
1970 NYY   .310   87       126   20   39   7   1   3  14   57  .452  10   0  26   2  .355   2   2   3   9
1971 NYY   .198   49        86    7   17   5   0   1   7   25  .291   8   1  18   3  .271   1   1   0   2
1972 CWS   .232   44        82    8   19   5   2   0   5   28  .341   1   0  28   0  .241   0   1   0   1
1973 Mon   .259   49       116   12   30   5   1   4  19   49  .422   9   0  14   3  .305   3   2   0   2
1974 Mon   .333   25         9    1    3   0   0   0   2    3  .333   1   0   3   0  .364   1   0   0   0
1975 Mon   .273   44        55    7   15   4   0   0   6   19  .345  13   0   6   0  .406   1   1   0   1
1976 Mon   .271   42        85    6   23   4   1   1   8   32  .376   7   0  13   2  .326   0   1   0   0
  "  LA    .221   23        68    3   15   3   0   0   5   18  .265   8   0  12   0  .303   0   0   0   1
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8 Years    .248  391    0  710   71  176  37   5   9  70  250  .352  61   1 139  10  .305   8   8   4  19
Fielding Statistics
Year Team Pos   GP   PO  Ast   E  DP  Fld%
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1969 NYY  OF    28   55    3   1   1  .983
1970 NYY  OF    70   84    2   1   0  .989
1971 NYY  OF    29   47    1   0   0 1.000
1972 CWS  OF    21   32    1   0   1 1.000
1973 Mon  OF    36   73    3   2   1  .974
1974 Mon  OF    18    6    1   0   0 1.000
1975 Mon  OF    16   17    1   0   0 1.000
1976 Mon  OF    29   39    3   1   2  .977
1976 LA   OF    18   48    5   0   2 1.000
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8 Years        265  401   20   5   7  .988