ABOUT FRED LYNN
Fred Lynn played Major League Baseball for 5 teams spanning 17 seasons.
Fred Lynn graduated from El Monte High School in 1969. After being drafted by the New York Yankees, he decided to go to college and enrolled at USC in 1970.
Fred played for the University of Southern California from 1970-1973, winning three national championships.At USC, Fred played in 158 games, batting .320 in his career (159-for-497). He added 28 home runs and 111 RBIs in that span. He earned All-College World Series honors in 1971 and was a member of the Pan Am Team. Fred followed up that season by being first team All-American in 1972, batting .326 with 14 home runs and 46 RBIs. He also earned a all-region and all-conference selection in 1972. Named to the 1970s All-Decade Team for the College World Series.
In 1973, he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox that launched his major league career in 1974. He 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), and San Diego Padres (1990).
FRED LYNN CAREER STATISTICS
1974-1980 The Emergence of Fred Lynn in Boston
1974, batted .419 in his debut season with the Red Sox
1975 American League MVP with 22 of 24 1st place votes
1975 American League Rookie of The Year
- 1975 Associated Press Athlete of the Year Award
- 1975 Sporting News Player of the Year Award
- 1975 Sporting News Rookie Player of the Year Award
1979 American League Batting Title Champion
1979, hit a career high 39 home runs with 122 RBIs
1979, finished 4th in voting for AL MVP
Fred Lynn All-Star Games
- 1975 American League All-Star, Boston Red Sox
1976 American League All-Star, Boston Red Sox
1977 American League All-Star, Boston Red Sox
1978 American League All-Star, Boston Red Sox
1975 American League All-Star, Boston Red Sox
1980 American League All-Star, Boston Red Sox
1981 American League All-Star, California Angels
1982 American League All-Star, California Angels
1983 American League All-Star, California Angels
1983 All-Star Game MVP
Fred Lynn All-Star Game Record
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.
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.