Wayne Bruce Lydon...single...born in Fairfax, VA (28 miles from RFK Stadium)...hit .342 as a senior at Valley View
(PA) High in Archibald, PA...led Valley View to the State District Championship...also played football and ran track...
named All-State in football as a defensive back and also helped the team to the State District Championship in his senior year...makes his offseason home in Jessup, PA.2006Playing for Syracuse in first season at the Triple-A level, ranked among International League leaders with 12 triples
(first), 80 runs (6th), 132 games played (T-6th), 26 steals (7th) and 135 hits (8th)...for the 5th straight season, recorded
at least 120 hits, 70 runs scored and 25 stolen bases...paced TOR farmhands in hits, runs, triples and games, and tied
for first in stolen bases...established a career high with 9 home runs and matched career high in RBI (also had 46 in
2002)...started 123 games in CF, 6 in LF and one in RF...batted .300 with 13 RBI, 17 runs and 6 stolen bags in June...collected 4 hits and 4 RBI on July 13 vs. Richmond...stole a career-high 4 bases, August 6 at Pawtucket...hit .405 in
22 games during Spring Training with TOR.2005Played his 2nd full season in Binghamton
of the Eastern League (AA)... Batted .244 with two home
runs and 43 RBI... Led the league with 13 triples... The 13 triples
were tied for third in all of Minor League baseball... Also
tied for fifth in all of Minor League baseball with 19 sacrifices...
Ranked 3rd in the league with 42 stolen bases... Led
the team with 70 runs scored... Also led the team in walks
(46) and strikeouts (101)... Finished 2nd on the team in
games played (129) and at bats (491)... Was the 4th straight
season where he had at least 120 hits and 70 runs scored...
SPEED TO BURN: Has 329 steals during the last six minor
league seasons, an average of 54.8 steals a year... Had five
games with two stolen bases and one game with three, July
22nd vs. Bowie... For the season, he had 27 games with two
hits, six contests with three and one game with four, June
2nd vs. Akron... Put together three games with three RBI,
June 21st vs. New Britain, August 19th and August 27th vs.
Trenton (G#2)... Compiled a .288 (55-191) batting average
with runners on base with eight doubles, nine triples a home
run and 42 RBI.2004Led the Eastern League with 65 stolen bases in 85 attempts (76 percent)...The 65 stolen bases was one short of Esix Snead's Binghamton club mark of 66 set in 2002...Was second in all of minor league baseball in stolen bases...Josh Anderson had 78 stolen bases for Salem (A) of the Carolina League...Had four games with three stolen bases and 10 games with two stolen bases...Stole 16 bases in April; 17 bases in May; 11 in June; and 12 bases in July...Hit .290 (27-93) in 22 games in July and .295 (28-95) in 24 contests in August...Also hit .280 (77-275) in 63 road games...For the season, he collected 28 games with two hits and 10 games with three hits...Had a hit in 11 of 12 games from June 29th-July 17th (17-53, .321)...Hit .284 (33-116) with 24 runs scored, one double, three triples, one home run, 12 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 29 games with Peoria in the Arizona Fall League.