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Fred Lynn from the Chronology
Nov 9, 1999 - Kansas City Royals OF Carlos Beltran is named the AL Rookie of the Year. Beltran was the 1st rookie with 100+ RBI since Mike Piazza had 112 in 1993 and the 1st in the AL since Mark McGwire had 118 in 1987. He is the first rookie with 100 runs /100 RBI since Fred Lynn in 75.
Nov 3, 1997 - In a unanimous vote Nomar Garciaparra is named American League Rookie of the Year. The Boston SS is the first rookie ever to bat .300 with 30 homers 90 ribbies and 20 stolen bases. He also led the AL in hits and his 98 RBIs set a record for a leadoff batter. He's the first Sox rookie to win the honor since Fred Lynn in 1975.
Dec 6, 1989 - The Mets trade reliever Randy Myers to the Reds for fellow closer John Franco; Joe Carter and Fred Lynn are sent by Cleveland to San Diego for Sandy Alomar Carlos Baerga. and Chris James; and free-agent relief specialist Jeff Reardon signs with the Red Sox.
Jul 6, 1983 - In the 50th anniversary All-Star Game at Chicago's Comiskey Park the AL routs the NL 13-3 for its first win since 1971. The AL breaks the game open with 7 runs in the 4th inning highlighted by Fred Lynn's grand slam-the first ever in All-Star competition. It is Lynn's 4th All-Star homer tying him with Ted Williams for the AL record.
Oct 10, 1982 - In game 5 of the ALCS the Brewers complete their comeback from a 2-0 deficit by edging the Angels 4-3 to earn their first-ever trip to the World Series. Angels OF Fred Lynn bats .611 for the series and is named MVP in a losing cause.
Sep 21, 1982 - Playing against the Royals at Anaheim Stadium outfielders Fred Lynn and Brian Downing crash through the LF fence while trying to catch a fly ball. Lynn makes the catch and it is ruled an out the umpires reasoning that it is the same as if he had tumbled into the seats. California wins 2-1 when Sconiers singles home the winner in the 9th.
Jul 5, 1982 - Baltimore's Scott McGregor beats the Angels 8-5 for his 11th straight win over the Haloes. He tires in the 9th and exits after giving up homers to Reggie Jackson and Fred Lynn as California scores 4 times.
Jan 23, 1981 - Faced with the possibility of losing star OF Fred Lynn to free agency because of a front-office blunder‚ the Red Sox trade Lynn and P Steve Renko to the Angels for pitchers Frank Tanana and Jim Dorsey and OF Joe Rudi. The Players' Association contends that Lynn, catcher Carlton Fisk, and shortstop Rick Burleson are free agents because the Red Sox failed to mail their new contracts by the deadline provided for in the Basic Agreement. Lynn signs a 4-year deal with the Angels and agrees to drop his case. Fisk's case will go to arbitration.
Sep 10, 1978 - The Red Sox throw 22-year-old Bobby Sprowl at the Yankees and the lefty last just two-thirds of an inning walking 3 and allowing one hit. The Yankees take the lead and top the Red Sox 7-4 behind Ed Figueroa and Rich Gossage. Boston collects just 5 hits including Fred Lynn's 21st homer. The Yankees outhit the Red Sox 67-21 and outscore them 42-9 in a sweep that leaves the teams in a tie for first place and caps a remarkable march to the top from 4th place 14 games out.
Aug 28, 1978 - The Mariners and Red Sox combine for 16 extra base hits in the Red Sox 10-9 victory. The Sox down 9-7 in the 9th start a rally when Fred Lynn lines his 5th hit of the game. Lynn scores on an error and Butch Hobson drives home the winner with a 2-run double. Jim Rice hits his 34th homer Jack Brohamer adds 4 hits and Bob Stanley wins his 12th against one loss. The Sox lose Dwight Evans in the 7th when he is beaned by a Mike Parrott pitch but X-Rays show no fracture however.
Aug 3, 1978 - Boston and New York pick up where they left off last night and the Red Sox score 2 runs in the 17th to win 7-5 on RBIs by Rick Burleson and Jim Rice. Ex-Yankee Mike Torrez then stops New York 8-1 in a rain-shortened game. Jim Rice with only one homer in his last 33 games hits a 3-run shot off Jim Beattie. Fred Lynn cracks a 3 run homer in the 7th and Bob Bailey follows with a shot off the upper deck facade in LF. Boston now leads Milwaukee by 6 games and the Yankees by 8 1/2 games.
Jul 16, 1978 - After the Mariners tie the game at 3 apiece in top of the 8th Fred Lynn hits a 2-out double to drive in 2 runs and the Red Sox hold on for a 6-3 win their 8th in a row at Fenway and 27-4 in their last 31 games. The M's lose their 9th in a row with the loss going to former Hubman Dick Pole.
Jul 6, 1978 - Carl Yastrzemski's 3-run homer in the first gives Boston a lead at Comiskey Park but the White Sox eventually tie at 6-6. In the 10th inning former Bosox Jim Willoughby serves up a home run to Fred Lynn his 13th and Boston wins 7-6. Bill Campbell picks up the victory.
May 13, 1978 - Behind Mike Torrez's 3rd straight win the Red Sox top the Twins 4-2 and take over sole possession of first place. Fred Lynn hits his 5th homer of the year a 420 shot to dead center. Jeff Zahn takes the loss.
May 11, 1978 - Jim Rice belts his 11th homer of the season to lead the Red Sox to a 5-4 win over Baltimore. Fred Lynn adds a single double and triple to help Bill Lee (5-0) to his 5th win. Dennis Martinez takes the loss.
Jun 17, 1977 - At Boston the Sox jump on Yankee starter Catfish Hunter for 4 first-inning homers as Rick Burleson and Fred Lynn hit leadoff homers and Carlton Fisk and George Scott follow suit later in the inning. Boston adds another homer enroute to an 11-1 win to take over 1st place in the AL East.
Jun 16, 1977 - In a 7-3 loss to the White Sox Boston's Fred Lynn goes hitless to end his consecutive game hit streak at 20 games. Boston outhits Chicago 13-12.
Nov 29, 1975 - Two Orioles standouts‚ with a combined total of 24 Gold Glove Awards‚ are each honored for the last time. Brooks Robinson and Paul Blair are the two making swan songs on TSN's fielding team‚ while outfielders Garry Maddox and Fred Lynn each win the award for the first time.
Nov 26, 1975 - Fred Lynn becomes the first rookie to win MVP honors‚ taking the AL award. Lynn batted .331 with 21 HRs‚ 105 RBI‚ and league-leading figures in runs (103)‚ doubles (47)‚ and slugging (.566).
Oct 29, 1975 - Boston's Fred Lynn is the overwhelming choice as AL Rookie of the Year.
Oct 21, 1975 - Fred Lynn's 3-run first-inning HR is matched by teammate Bernie Carbo's pinch 3-run HR in the 8th to tie the game at 6-all. The Sox then fill the bases with no outs in the 9th but fail to bring in a run. But Boston evens the Series again with a dramatic 7-6 victory won by Fisk's 12th-inning HR off the LF foul pole.
Jul 27, 1975 - In the first of a twinbill at Shea Stadium Red Sox CF Fred Lynn makes a great running catch to save the game for pitcher Bill Lee. Lee wins 1-0 and then Roger Moret completes the whitewash with a 6-0 nitecap win. The losses seem to finish the Yanks pennant hopes and Bill Virdon's managing job.
Jul 3, 1975 - Fred Lynn's 2nd error of the game allows the Brewers to score in the 10th. The 3-2 win lifts the Brewers into a tie with Boston in the AL East. But Milwaukee will fall flat in August and slide to a 5th place finish.
Jul 2, 1975 - Jim Rice installed today as the Red Sox regular LF belts 2 homers in the first game including one that is the longest ever hit at County Stadium. In game 2 Fred Lynn is kept off the bases ending his streak of 38 straight games. Boston's Rick Wise wins the opener 6-3 not giving up a hit until 2 are out in the 9th. George Scott then clouts a 2-run homer and Danny Darwin follows with another dinger.
Jun 18, 1975 - Boston's stellar rookie Fred Lynn drives in 10 runs with 3 HRs a triple and a single during a 15-1 drubbing of Detroit. Lynn's 16 total bases ties an AL record. He is hitting .340 with 14 HRs.
Jan 17, 1970 - Major league teams select a record 357 players in the January phase of the annual free-agent draft. Some notable choices: Cleveland spends the top pick on first baseman Chris Chambliss‚ and San Francisco chooses shortstop Chris Speier. Both Chambliss and Speier will star in the major leagues in 1971. Chambliss will win the A.L. Rookie of the Year Award; the rangey (4.85 chances per game) Speier will help to stablize the infield for the N.L. Western division champion San Francisco Giants. In the first round, the Yankees pick one of the gems of the draft but Fred Lynn decides not to sign with them.