» January 17, 1970: ML teams select a record 357 players in the January phase of the annual free-agent draft, including top pick Chris Chambliss, by Cleveland, and Chris Speier. Fred Lynn, drafted by the Yankees in the first round, will not sign.
» June 18, 1975: Boston's stellar rookie Fred Lynn drives in 10 runs with three home runs, a triple, and a single during a 151 drubbing of Detroit. Lynn's 16 total bases ties an American League record. He is hitting .340 with 14 home runs.
» July 2, 1975:
Jim Rice, installed today as the Red Sox regular LF, belts two 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, 63, not giving up a hit until two are out in the 9th. George Scott then clouts a 2-run homer, and Danny Darwin follows with another dinger.
» July 3, 1975: Fred Lynn's 2nd error of the game allows the Brewers to score in the 10th. The 32 win lifts the Brewers into a tie with Boston in the American League East. But Milwaukee will fall flat in August and slide to a 5th place finish.
» July 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, 10, and then Roger Moret completes the whitewash with a 60 nitecap win. The losses seem to finish the Yanks pennant hopes and Bill Virdon's managing job.
» October 21, 1975: Fred Lynn's 3-run first-inning home run is matched by teammate Bernie Carbo's pinch 3-run home run 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 76 victory, won by Fisk's 12th-inning home run off the LF foul pole.
» October 29, 1975: Boston's Fred Lynn is the overwhelming choice as AL Rookie of the Year.
» November 26, 1975: Fred Lynn becomes the first rookie to win MVP honors, taking the American League award. Lynn batted .331 with 21 home runs, 105 RBI, and league-leading figures in runs (103), doubles (47), and slugging (.566).
» November 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 fielding team, while outfielders Garry Maddox and Fred Lynn each win the award for the first time.
» May 13, 1976:
At Seattle Fred Lynn, out with an ankle injury since March 24th, poles the first pitch he sees from Dick Pole for a home run. He also homers on his 2nd at bat.
» June 16, 1977:
In a 73 loss to the White Sox, Boston's Fred Lynn goes hitless to end his consecutive game hit streak at 20 games.
» June 17, 1977: At Boston, the Sox jump on Yankee starter Catfish Hunter for four 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 111 win.
» May 11, 1978: Jim Rice belts his 11th homer of the season to lead the Red Sox to a 54 win over Baltimore. Fred Lynn adds a single, double and triple to help Bill Lee (50) to his 5th win. Dennis Martinez takes the loss.
» May 13, 1978: Behind Mike Torrez's 3rd straight win, the Red Sox top the Twins 42 and take over sole possession of first place. Fred Lynn hits his 5th homer of the year, a 420 shot to dead center. Geoff Zahn takes the loss.
» July 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 66. In the 10th inning, former Bosox Jim Willoughby serves up a home run to Fred Lynn, his 13th, and Boston wins, 76. Bill Campbell picks up the victory.
» July 16, 1978: After the Mariners tie the game at three apiece in top of the 8th, Fred Lynn hits a 2-out double to drive in two runs and the Red Sox hold on for a 63 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.
» August 3, 1978: Boston and New York pick up where they left off last night, and the Red Sox score two runs in the 17th to win, 75, on RBIs by Rick Burleson and Jim Rice. Ex-Yankee Mike Torrez then stops New York, 81, 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 three run homer in the 7th and Bob Bailey follows with a shot off the upper deck facade in LF. Boston now leads Milwaukee by six games and the Yankees by eight 1/2 games.
» August 28, 1978: The Mariners and Red Sox combine for 16 extra base hits in the Red Sox, 10-9 victory. The Sox, down 97 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 four 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.
» September 10, 1978: The Red Sox throw 22-year-old Bobby Sprague at the Yankees and the lefty last just two-thirds of an inning walking three and allowing one hit. The Yankees take the lead and top the Red Sox 74 behind Ed Figueroa and Rich Gossage. Boston collects just five 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.
» September 17, 1978: Boston finally wins against the Yankees, taking a 73 victory in Yankee Stadium as Dennis Eckersley and Andy Hassler combine to stop the Yankees on four hits. The Yanks score two unearned runs in 8th on Butch Hobson's 2nd error of the game (and his 42nd of the year). Carl Yastrzemski, playing CF in place of the inured Fred Lynn, collects his 14th homer of the year in the 9th inning.
» May 13, 1980:
Fred Lynn hits for the cycle as the Red Sox beat the Twins, 105.
» January 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 and C Carlton Fisk 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.
» September 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, 21, when Daryl Sconiers singles home the winner in the 9th.
» October 10, 1982:
In game five of the ALCS, the Brewers complete their comeback from a 20 deficit by edging the Angels 43 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.
» April 27, 1983:
Fred Lynn and Daryl Sconiers hit grand slams to lead California to a 133 win over the Tigers. This is a first for the Angels club.
» July 6, 1983: In the 50th anniversary All-Star Game at Chicago's Comiskey Park, the American League routs the National League 133 for its first win since 1971. The AL breaks the game open with seven runs in the 4th inning, highlighted by Fred Lynn's grand slamthe first ever in All-Star competition. It is Lynn's 4th All-Star homer, tying him with Ted Williams for the AL record.
» December 11, 1984: OF Fred Lynn, a free agent, signs a 4-year contract with the Orioles.
» September 16, 1985: Detroit's Nelson Simmons hits a home run from each side of the plate, the first Tiger to do so. But the Orioles answer with six homers of their own in overpowering the Tigers, 147. Cal Ripken hit is 2nd homer of the game in the 8th, and Eddie Murray and Fred Lynn followed with successive homers. The three straight ties a Birds record.
» June 23, 1988:
Despite lead off home runs by Baltimore's Ken Gerhart and Fred Lynn, off Jim Clancy, Toronto wins, 52. This is the 2nd time in his career Clancy has started a game this way.
» August 31, 1988:
The first-place Tigers try for pennant insurance: Ted Power from Kansas City and Fred Lynn from Baltimore for players to be named later.
» September 4, 1989: Fred Lynn hits his 300th career home run to help the Tigers to a 51 win over Kansas City.
» December 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.
» August 17, 1997: Boston's Nomar Garciaparra hits in his 20th straight game, tying Fred Lynn's Boston rookie record. Boston wins, 105, sweeping four from the Twins. Minnesota has lost nine straight,
» November 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 American League 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.
» September 17, 1999:
In a 93 win over Oakland, KC's prize rookie Carlos Beltran passes the 100 RBI and 100 runs scored mark, the first rookie to do so since Fred Lynn in 1975.
» November 9, 1999: Kansas City Royals OF Carlos Beltran is named the American League 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.