On November 26, 1975 — Boston Red Sox center fielder Fred Lynn becomes the first rookie ever to be named American League Most Valuable Player. Lunn received 22 of the 24 writers’ first-place votes, easily outdistances Royals’ first baseman/DH John Mayberry for the American League’s Most Valuable Player award. The 22-year-old Red Sox flycatcher becomes the first player in baseball history to win the MVP after being named Rookie of the Year in the same season.
Lynn, who batted .331 with 21 home runs, 105 RBI, and league-leading figures in runs (103), doubles (47), and slugging percentage (.566), helped Boston to the American League East title. He also won Rookie of the Year honors.
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