Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame
Inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame November 14, 2002
In 1995 the Red Sox Hall of Fame was instituted to recognize the outstanding careers of former Red Sox players and managers. A 14-member selection committee of Red Sox broadcasters and executives, past and present media personnel, and representatives from The Sports Museum of New England and the BoSox Booster Club is responsible for nominating candidates. The feats of non-uniformed Red Sox personnel are also considered for induction into the Hall. A memorable moment in Red Sox history is regarded as well for its special significance.
To be eligible for nomination, players must have played at least three years with the Red Sox and must also have been out of uniform as an active player at least three years.
Fred Lynn Inducted Into The Red Sox Hall Of Fame
November 14, 2002 Fred Lynn was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame. After being traded from the Red Sox over 22 years ago, Fred Lynn was reunited with the Red Sox and will forever be enshrined in the Red Sox Hall of Fame. While Fred Lynn was with the Red Sox, he was the first player to win rookie of the year and MVP in the same season, in won four gold gloves, 1979 batting title, and six All Star appearances.
The Red Sox inducted the Class of 2002 into the Hall of Fame on Thursday, including (from left) Earl Wilson, Lou Gorman, Jim Lonborg, John Harrington, Fred Lynn, Rick Burleson, Dave “Boo” Ferriss and Stanley Hughson, representing his father Tex. (Brita Meng Outzen/MLB.com)
Fred Lynn MLB Awards
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
In 1982, Fred Lynn won the ALCS MVP batting .611 (11/18) with a home run and 5 RBI. He also won the 1983 All-Star game MVP.