Womack: When Fred Lynn won MVP and Rookie of the Year

From SABR member Graham Womack at The National Pastime Museum on November 27, 2017:

Fred Lynn seemingly never lacked for confidence.

By 1975, he’d been a three-time collegiate World Series player at the University of Southern California, the best player on tournament teams in Japan and the 1971 Pan-American Games, and had shined during a September 1974 call-up.

“The handwriting was kind of on the wall,” Lynn said in a recent phone interview from his Southern California home.

It was just the rest of baseball that didn’t quite know what to make of Lynn as he embarked on one of the finest rookie seasons in the game’s history in 1975.

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Originally published: November 27, 2017. Last Updated: November 27, 2017.