Fred Lynn

Fredric Michael Lynn (born February 3, 1952) is an American former professional baseball player who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1974 through 1990 as a center fielder with the Boston Red Sox, California Angels, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers and San Diego Padres.wikipedia
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National College Baseball Hall of Fame

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Lynn was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2002 and to the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Boston Red Sox

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Fredric Michael Lynn (born February 3, 1952) is an American former professional baseball player who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1974 through 1990 as a center fielder with the Boston Red Sox, California Angels, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers and San Diego Padres.
The 1975 Red Sox were as colorful as they were talented, with Yastrzemski and rookie outfielders Jim Rice and Fred Lynn, veteran outfielder Dwight Evans, catcher Carlton Fisk, and pitchers Luis Tiant and eccentric junkballer Bill "The Spaceman" Lee.

Baltimore Orioles

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Fredric Michael Lynn (born February 3, 1952) is an American former professional baseball player who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1974 through 1990 as a center fielder with the Boston Red Sox, California Angels, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers and San Diego Padres.
Jim Palmer won the Cy Young Award, but the Orioles lost the division title to the Boston Red Sox and their mega-rookies Fred Lynn and Jim Rice.

Bristol Red Sox

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Lynn played in Boston's minor league system during 1973 (with the Double-A Bristol Red Sox) and during 1974 (with the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox).
Despite the presence of future Boston stars Jim Rice and Fred Lynn on the 1973 squad, the maiden season of the Bristol Red Sox was a losing one — but the next nine editions of the club sported over .500 records and won Eastern League titles in 1975, 1978 and 1981.

Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame

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Lynn was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2002 and to the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Jim Rice

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Lynn and fellow rookie outfielder Jim Rice were dubbed as the "Gold Dust Twins".
In the late 1970s he was part of one of the sport's great outfields along with Fred Lynn and Dwight Evans (who was his teammate for his entire career); Rice continued the tradition of his predecessors Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski as a power-hitting left fielder who played his entire career for the Red Sox.

Seattle Mariners

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Lynn won both the Most Valuable Player Award and Rookie of the Year Award, becoming the first player to win both in the same season; the feat was later duplicated by then-Seattle Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki in 2001.
At the end of the season, Ichiro Suzuki won the AL MVP, AL Rookie of the Year, and one of three outfield Gold Glove Awards, becoming the first player since the Boston Red Sox's Fred Lynn to win all three in the same season.

Pawtucket Red Sox

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Lynn played in Boston's minor league system during 1973 (with the Double-A Bristol Red Sox) and during 1974 (with the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox).
On March 1, 2018, the PawSox announced that former player Fred Lynn and Tamburro will be inducted as the third class on May 26.

Ichiro Suzuki

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Lynn won both the Most Valuable Player Award and Rookie of the Year Award, becoming the first player to win both in the same season; the feat was later duplicated by then-Seattle Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki in 2001.
That winter, he won the American League Most Valuable Player and the Rookie of the Year awards, becoming only the second player in MLB history (after Fred Lynn) to receive both honors in the same season.

USC Trojans baseball

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Lynn was born in Chicago, and attended the University of Southern California where he was a member of the USC Trojans baseball teams that won the College World Series in 1971, 1972, and 1973.
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1983 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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Lynn was an All-Star in his first three seasons with the Angels, bringing his total number of selections to nine; he was the MVP of the 1983 All-Star Game.
The game is perhaps best remembered for Fred Lynn's third inning grand slam.

1973 Major League Baseball draft

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He was selected by the Red Sox in the second round of the 1973 MLB draft, with the 41st overall pick.
Infielder Robin Yount (Milwaukee) and outfielder Dave Winfield (San Diego) were first-rounders, while outfielder Fred Lynn (Boston) and infielder Eddie Murray (Baltimore) were second and third-round selections, respectively.

Chris Hoiles

On August 31, 1988, the Orioles traded Lynn to the Detroit Tigers for Chris Hoiles, Cesar Mejia, and Robinson Garces.
He played in the Tigers' minor league system until 1988, when he was traded with Cesar Mejia and Robinson Garces to the Baltimore Orioles for Fred Lynn.

1975 World Series

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In the 1975 World Series, which Boston lost in seven games to the Cincinnati Reds, Lynn batted 7-for-25 (.280) with a home run and five RBIs.
The Sox scratched back in the sixth when Reds reliever Pat Darcy issued consecutive walks to Carl Yastrzemski and Fisk, wild-pitched Fisk to third, and then gave up a sacrifice fly to Fred Lynn.

All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game

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He has been a frequent participant in the All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game, held annually since 2001 in the days leading up to the MLB All-Star Game.

Frank Tanana

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In January 1981, Lynn and Steve Renko were traded to the Angels for Frank Tanana, Jim Dorsey, and Joe Rudi.
On January 23, 1981, the Angels traded him to the Boston Red Sox along with Jim Dorsey and Joe Rudi for Steve Renko and Fred Lynn (whom the Red Sox worried they would lose to free agency due to paperwork errors).

Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award

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Lynn won both the Most Valuable Player Award and Rookie of the Year Award, becoming the first player to win both in the same season; the feat was later duplicated by then-Seattle Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki in 2001. He is best known for being the first player to win MLB's Rookie of the Year Award and Most Valuable Player Award in the same year, which he accomplished in 1975 with the Red Sox.
Fred Lynn and Ichiro Suzuki are the only two players who have been named Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player in the same year, and Fernando Valenzuela is the only player to have won Rookie of the Year and the Cy Young Award in the same year.

League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award

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Three players have won while playing for the losing team in the series: Fred Lynn played for the 1982 California Angels; Mike Scott pitched for the 1986 Houston Astros; and Jeffrey Leonard played for the 1987 San Francisco Giants.

Joe Rudi

In January 1981, Lynn and Steve Renko were traded to the Angels for Frank Tanana, Jim Dorsey, and Joe Rudi.
After the 1980 season, Rudi was traded by the Angels along with Frank Tanana to the Red Sox for Fred Lynn.

List of Major League Baseball annual runs scored leaders

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List of Major League Baseball annual runs scored leaders

Gold Dust Twins

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Lynn and fellow rookie outfielder Jim Rice were dubbed as the "Gold Dust Twins".
Fred Lynn and Jim Rice, Boston Red Sox baseball (1970s).

Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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He has been a frequent participant in the All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game, held annually since 2001 in the days leading up to the MLB All-Star Game. He was elected to the All-Star team each season from 1975 through 1980 with Boston.
Most All-Star Game grand slams - Fred Lynn, 1

List of Major League Baseball annual doubles leaders

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List of Major League Baseball annual doubles leaders

List of Major League Baseball career home run leaders

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List of Major League Baseball career home run leaders

1982 American League Championship Series

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Lynn was selected as MVP of the 1982 ALCS, becoming the first player from a losing team to be so honored.
Baylor capped off a five-RBI game with a two-run single in the fourth, and the Angels got another run in the fifth when eventual series MVP Fred Lynn homered.