Fred Lynn Stats

Fred Lynn was born on Sunday, February 3, 1952, in Chicago, Illinois. Lynn was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 5, 1974, with the Boston Red Sox. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Fred Lynn baseball stats page.

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"One man doesn't make a team. All the awards are great, but they are secondary to winning. If we didn't win, none of these awards would mean anything." - Fred Lynn in The 1976 Complete Handbook of Baseball (Zander Hollander, 1976 Edition, Signet Publishing, 03/02/1976)

Fred Lynn

Fred Lynn Autograph on a 1983 O-Pee-Chee (#182)

Fred Lynn Autograph on a 1983 O-Pee-Chee (#182)

Birth Name:
Fredric Michael Lynn
Nickname:
Fred
Born On:
02-03-1952  (Aquarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Chicago, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
El Monte High School (El Monte, CA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
09-05-1974 (Age 22)
Last Game:
10-03-1990
Draft:
1973 : 2nd Round (41st)

Fred Lynn

Fred Lynn Pitching Stats

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Fred Lynn

Fred Lynn Hitting Stats

1974 22 Red Sox 15 43 5 18 2 2 2 0 10 6 2 6 0 1 1 0 .419 .490 .698
1975 23 Red Sox 145 528 103 175 47 7 21 0 105 62 10 90 6 6 3 11 .331 .401 .566
1976 24 Red Sox 132 507 76 159 32 8 10 0 65 48 2 67 0 10 1 9 .314 .367 .467
1977 25 Red Sox 129 497 81 129 29 5 18 0 76 51 2 63 5 8 3 14 .260 .327 .447
1978 26 Red Sox 150 541 75 161 33 3 22 0 82 75 11 50 4 6 1 9 .298 .380 .492
1979 27 Red Sox 147 531 116 177 42 1 39 0 122 82 4 79 0 5 4 9 .333 .423 .637
1980 28 Red Sox 110 415 67 125 32 3 12 0 61 58 3 39 0 5 0 10 .301 .383 .480
1981 29 Angels 76 256 28 56 8 1 5 0 31 38 4 42 1 4 3 7 .219 .322 .316
1982 30 Angels 138 472 89 141 38 1 21 1 86 58 4 72 5 7 3 9 .299 .374 .517
1983 31 Angels 117 437 56 119 20 3 22 1 74 55 10 83 0 6 2 7 .272 .352 .483
1984 32 Angels 142 517 84 140 28 4 23 0 79 77 8 97 2 2 2 14 .271 .366 .474
1985 33 Orioles 124 448 59 118 12 1 23 1 68 53 6 100 0 6 1 7 .263 .339 .449
1986 34 Orioles 112 397 67 114 13 1 23 1 67 53 1 59 0 4 2 20 .287 .371 .499
1987 35 Orioles 111 396 49 100 24 0 23 2 60 39 6 72 0 2 1 8 .253 .320 .487
1988 36 Orioles 87 301 37 76 13 1 18 0 37 28 1 66 1 4 0 7 .252 .312 .482
1988 36 Tigers 27 90 9 20 1 0 7 1 19 5 0 16 0 2 1 2 .222 .265 .467
1989 37 Tigers 117 353 44 85 11 1 11 0 46 47 1 71 0 5 1 5 .241 .328 .371
1990 38 Padres 90 196 18 47 3 1 6 0 23 22 2 44 1 3 1 1 .240 .315 .357
17 Years 1,969 6,925 1,063 1,960 388 43 306 7 1,111 857 77 1,116 25 86 30 149 .283 .360 .484

Fred Lynn

Fred Lynn Fielding Stats

1974 Red Sox CF 4 4 90 7 1.8 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.10
1974 Red Sox LF 6 6 153 10 1.7 10 8 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.76
1974 Red Sox RF 2 2 54 4 2.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1975 Red Sox CF 144 140 408 422 2.9 415 404 11 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 27.46
1976 Red Sox CF 127 123 3,306 382 3.0 376 363 13 6 4 n/a n/a n/a .984 3.07
1976 Red Sox RF 1 1 24 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
1977 Red Sox CF 125 124 3,279 340 2.7 338 331 7 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .994 2.78
1978 Red Sox CF 149 148 4,008 422 2.8 415 404 11 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.80
1979 Red Sox CF 143 142 3,654 395 2.8 390 380 10 5 4 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.88
1980 Red Sox CF 110 108 2,844 316 2.9 314 303 11 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .994 2.98
1981 Angels CF 69 67 1,767 187 2.7 183 179 4 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.80
1982 Angels CF 133 123 3,348 329 2.5 326 319 7 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .991 2.63
1983 Angels CF 113 110 2,997 287 2.5 285 277 8 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .993 2.57
1984 Angels CF 62 59 1,368 143 2.3 141 137 4 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.78
1984 Angels RF 112 76 2,235 191 1.7 187 178 9 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.26
1985 Orioles CF 123 121 3,138 321 2.6 319 313 6 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .994 2.74
1986 Orioles CF 107 104 2,727 251 2.3 247 245 2 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.45
1987 Orioles CF 101 97 2,517 238 2.4 236 234 2 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .992 2.53
1988 Orioles CF 64 60 1,524 178 2.8 177 177 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .994 3.14
1988 Tigers CF 3 3 60 7 2.3 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.15
1988 Tigers LF 19 17 453 36 1.9 36 34 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.15
1988 Orioles RF 21 18 456 43 2.0 42 41 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.49
1989 Tigers LF 68 63 1,566 125 1.8 124 119 5 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .992 2.14
1990 Padres CF 6 6 138 13 2.2 13 13 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.54
1990 Padres LF 42 36 942 65 1.5 65 64 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.86
1990 Padres RF 8 7 159 14 1.8 14 14 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.38
CF Totals 1,583 1,539 37,173 4,238 2.7 4,189 4,093 96 49 29 n/a n/a n/a .988 3.04
RF Totals 144 104 2,928 255 1.8 250 240 10 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.31
LF Totals 135 122 3,114 236 1.7 235 225 10 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .996 2.04
17 Years 1,862 1,765 43,215 4,729 2.5 4,674 4,558 116 55 32 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.92

Fred Lynn

Fred Lynn Miscellaneous Stats

1974 Red Sox 0 0 .000 2 1 1 21.5 7.2 4.3 - - -
1975 Red Sox 10 5 .667 2 1 0 25.1 5.9 5.0 - - -
1976 Red Sox 14 9 .609 2 1 5 50.7 7.6 7.8 - - -
1977 Red Sox 2 3 .400 3 0 1 27.6 7.9 6.5 - - -
1978 Red Sox 3 6 .333 1 0 0 24.6 10.8 6.6 - - -
1979 Red Sox 2 2 .500 4 0 1 13.6 6.7 4.4 - - -
1980 Red Sox 12 0 1.000 0 0 0 34.6 10.6 6.8 - - -
1981 Angels 1 2 .333 9 0 0 51.2 6.1 8.3 - - -
1982 Angels 7 8 .467 13 0 0 22.5 6.6 5.5 - - -
1983 Angels 2 2 .500 3 0 2 19.9 5.3 5.9 - - -
1984 Angels 2 2 .500 5 0 0 22.5 5.3 6.5 - - -
1985 Orioles 7 3 .700 2 0 0 19.5 4.5 6.6 - - -
1986 Orioles 2 2 .500 8 0 1 17.3 6.7 5.9 - - -
1987 Orioles 3 7 .300 4 0 8 17.2 5.5 6.6 - - -
1988 Orioles 2 2 .500 4 0 2 16.7 4.6 8.1 - - -
1988 Tigers 0 0 .000 4 0 3 12.9 5.6 4.7 - - -
1989 Tigers 1 1 .500 20 0 46 32.1 5.0 7.7 - - -
1990 Padres 2 0 1.000 36 0 n/a 32.7 4.5 8.5 - - -
17 Years 72 54 .571 122 3 70 22.6 6.2 6.2 - - -

Fred Lynn

Fred Lynn Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1974 Boston Red Sox 19 $15,000.00 - -
1975 Boston Red Sox 19 $38,000.00 Stats Stats
1976 Boston Red Sox 19 $155,000.00 Stats -
1977 Boston Red Sox 19 $195,000.00 Stats -
1978 Boston Red Sox 19 $235,000.00 Stats -
1979 Boston Red Sox 19 $265,000.00 Stats -
1980 Boston Red Sox 19 Undetermined Stats -
1981 California Angels 8 Undetermined Stats -
1982 California Angels 19 Undetermined Stats -
1983 California Angels 19 Undetermined Stats -
1984 California Angels 19 Undetermined - -
1985 Baltimore Orioles 19 $1,090,000.00 - -
1986 Baltimore Orioles 19 $1,190,000.00 - -
1987 Baltimore Orioles 19 $1,340,000.00 - -
1988 Baltimore Orioles 19 $1,540,000.00 - -
1988 Detroit Tigers 9 "     " - -
1989 Detroit Tigers 9 $1,590,000.00 - -
1990 San Diego Padres 8 $650,000.00 - -
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Did you know Fred Lynn was the first player in Major League history to win both a Most Valuable Player Award and a Rookie of the Year Award during the same season (1975)? The future Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame inductee (2002) and College Baseball Hall of Fame inductee (2007) also won the first of four Gold Gloves that rookie year - a trifecta that went unmatched in baseball history until Ichiro Suzuki (2001).

Fred Lynn was named to the American League All-Star team for the ninth consecutive time in 1983 - the 50th Anniversary of the All-Star Game . In the third inning, Robin Yount was on first base, Rod Carew was on second and Manny Trillo was on third, Lynn crushed a 2-2 hanging slider served-up by lefty Atlee Hammaker into the right field seats, the first grand slam in the 50-year history of the Midsummer Classic . Lynn recalled the historic grand slam :

Robin Yount was reigning MVP , so you walk him to load the bases. Still what am I, chopped liver? It gets my full attention. I get fully focused. The crowd is no longer there. It's just me and Atlee . He actually threw two good breaking balls, and I missed them both early in the count. Then I ran the count to 2-2. This is the pitch he's got to make because he doesn’t want to go 3-2. He's got to go to the breaking ball, because it's his best pitch. I was looking for it. Had he threw his fastball, he probably would have struck me out. But he threw his breaking ball again and I hit it out."

Source: George Castle, 07/15/2013, 'Kittle, Lynn put heads together, only All-Star grand-slammer the end result', Link .


Fred Lynn All-Star Grand Slam | July 6, 1983 | MLB Advanced Media
On September 26, 2012, in celebration of 100 years for the Boston Red Sox , fans, historians, Red Sox personnel and consultants voted to name the All-Fenway Team. The starting lineup consisted of twelve of the greatest Red Sox players in franchise history and a manager. The starting lineup consisted of the following: C: Carlton Fisk , 1B: Jimmie Foxx , 2B: Dustin Pedroia , 3B: Wade Boggs , SS: Nomar Garciaparra , LF: Ted Williams , CF: Fred Lynn, RF: Dwight Evans , RHP: Pedro Martinez , LHP: Lefty Grove , Closer: Jonathan Papelbon , DH: David Ortiz , Manager: Terry Francona , PR: Dave Roberts and PH: Bernie Carbo .

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