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Fred Lynn spent 17 seasons in MLB and continues to work with Major League Baseball

ABOUT FRED LYNN, HIS CAREER PAST & PRESENT

Boston Red Sox 1974-1980

California Angels 1981-1984

Baltimore Orioles 1985-1988

Detroit Tigers 1988-1989

San Diego Padres 1990

Fred Lynn played 17 years in the major leagues for 5 teams. Boston Red Sox 1974-1980 California Angels 1981-1984 Baltimore Orioles 1985-1988 Detriot Tigers 1988-1989 San Diego Padres 1990 College Career: University of Southern California / 1971-73 College Baseball Hall of Fame | 2007 College Baseball Hall of Fame: Fred Lynn – Video | MLB.com: Multimedia Played in 158 career games at USC … Batted .320 in his career (159-for-497) with 28 home runs and 111 RBIs … Member of three USC national championship squads in three seasons … First team All-American in 1972 after batting .326 with 14 home runs and 46 RBIs … Earned All-College World Series honors in 1971 … Named to the 1970s All-Decade Team for the College World Series … 1972 all-region and all-conference selection

Fredric Michael Lynn Career Statistics

Fred Lynn MLB Awards

Rookie of The Year 1975
In 1975 Fred Lynn won the Rookie of the Year award for the Boston Red Sox. He batted .331 with 21 homeruns and lead the league in doubles and runs.
American League MVP 1975
Fred Lynn not only won the Rookie of the Year in 1975, but he was also awarded the AL MVP. As a rookie, Fred collected 175 hits and knocked in 105 RBI.
1979 Battling Title
In 1979, Fred Lynn lead the American League in batting with a .333 battling average. He set a career high with 177 hits and 39 homeruns. He finished second in MVP voting to fellow teammate Jim Rice.
4 Gold Gloves
The Red Sox added padding to the walls in centerfield at Fenway Park because of Fred Lynn. While with the Red Sox, Lynn won four gold gloves as a centerfielder.

MLB Accomplishments & Records

9 All-Star Games
Fred Lynn made nine straight All-Star games from 1975-1983. He represented both the Boston Red Sox and California Angels. In 1983, Fred Lynn hit the first and only grand slam in All-Star history off of Atlee Hammaker. AS REPORTED: The star player of the game was Fred Lynn, whose grand slam in the third was the first in All-Star history. National League manager Whitey Herzog had ordered Robin Yount, the preceding batter, walked intentionally, which turned out not to be a good idea. “I take it personally,” Lynn said later. By ’83, Lynn had four home runs and ten runs batted in with twenty All-Star at-bats. Only Ted Williams had a higher All-Star RBI count, with twelve in forty-six at-bats. Stan Musial had ten runs batted in, but in sixty-three at-bats. Lynn’s four homers tied him with Williams for the American League lead.
1982 ALCS MVP & 1983 All-Star MVP
In 1982, Fred Lynn won the ALCS MVP batting .611 (11/18) with a homerun and 5 RBI. He also won the 1983 All-Star game MVP.
4 Gold Gloves
The Red Sox added padding to the walls in centerfield at Fenway Park because of Fred Lynn. While with the Red Sox, Lynn won four gold gloves as a centerfielder.

Fred Lynn Today

Today, Fred spends much of his time doing charity events, and has a special affinity for animal charities like the FACE Foundation. He also works often with Major League Baseball, the Boston Red Sox and makes various corporate appearances. When Fred isn’t relaxing with his wife Natalie, he loves to fish and play golf. Fred now resides in southern California.

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