Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Great Red Sox CF Fred Lynn Turns 64 Years Old Today

Those of us who see Fred Lynn make multiple appearances at Fenway Park each year find it hard to believe he's turning 64 today. He looks like he could still match Mookie Betts or Jackie Bradley, Jr. stride-for-stride in center field. Red Sox fans will never forget the diving catches, the crashes into walls—and that sweet lefty swing that was made for Fenway. If Lynn had stayed in Boston, and stayed healthy, there was no limit to his stardom. Cooperstown would certainly have come calling. While with Boston, Lynn hit .308 with a .383 OBP, .502 slugging percentage and a .902 OPS. He smashed 124 home runs in Carmine Hose—finishing with 306 in his career (also playing for the Angels, Orioles, Tigers and Padres). But Number 19 will always be ours. Happy birthday, Freddy.