Thursday, October 3, 2013

#220 - Fred Lynn

What a card: This is Fred Lynn's last card as a California Angel. He'd sign as a free agent with the Orioles in December of 1984.

My observation on the front: Chain-link fence! Gotta be spring training.

More opinion from me: Seeing Lynn as an Angel makes me sad. Lynn was such a star with the Red Sox and there was always hope that he'd become a superstar for years. But then injuries and 1981 happened.

Something you might know: Lynn's most famous moment as an Angel was hitting the grand slam in the 1983 All-Star Game that gave the American League its first victory in 13 years.

Something you might not know: The Dodgers didn't make a lot of mistakes with young talent in the early '70s, but they whiffed on Lynn. a former USC standout. He fully expected L.A. to draft him in the first round in 1973, but the Dodgers picked a catcher named Ted Farr, thinking Lynn would be still around in the second round. In the second round, the Red Sox picked one spot ahead of the Dodgers, and they picked Lynn.

My observation on the back: I remember hearing about Lynn's famous college teammate way back when I was watching baseball on TV in the late '70s.

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