Ted Williams Museum And Hitters Hall Of Fame
Inducted in 2011 into The Ted Williams Museum And Hitters Hall Of Fame.
Fred Lynn Inducted Into The Ted Williams Museum And Hitters Hall Of Fame, 2011
What this Museum is all about is best described in Ted’s own words: “Through the Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame, we hope to build a lasting monument, an architectural tribute to what I think is the single most difficult thing in all of sports: hitting a baseball. We hope the Museum will become a place millions of baseball fans will visit and enjoy for generations to come. I hope you’ll join us as we transform our dreams into reality.” Previously located in Hernando, Florida, in Citrus County, a few blocks from where Ted Williams himself lived during his later years, the Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame is the first Museum ever dedicated, at the time, to a living athlete. The Museum’s goal is to preserve and build on the rich tradition and heritage of our national pastime — baseball. The Museum’s mission is one of outreach and education.
The Museum could never operate but for the enormous assistance of a dedicated corps of volunteers who make all the difference. It is a true “labor of love” for the many who have helped the Museum since it first opened in February of 1994. For more information about how this Museum became a reality, please see Ted Williams Museum: History and Future. You can see all the inductees and visit the site by clicking here.
Fredlynn.net would like to take a moment to honor the greatest Red Sox of all, Ted Williams. Ted embodied what it was to be a Red Sox and all who followed tried to live up to his example.
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.