Boston Red Sox rookie Fred Lynn drives in 10 runs

Jun 18, 1975 | 3 Home Run Games, Record Setters

On June 18, 1975, At Tiger Stadium 23-year-old center fielder Boston Red Sox rookie Fred Lynn drives in 10 runs, helping the Boston Red Sox to a 15-1 demolition of the Detroit Tigers.

In the opening inning, the left-handed batting Lynn drilled a three-run homer off Joe Coleman. The next inning, he blasted another home run off the Detroit starter, this time a two-run shot that bounced off the roof in right. The score had grown to 8-1 against Lerrin LaGrow in the third inning when Lynn tripled over Dan Meyer’s head in left, sending two more runners home.

Lynn slowed to a single and an out in his next two at-bats. But with two on in the ninth, he hammered a Tom Walker pitch into the upper deck in right. The made the final score 15-1, with Lynn personally accounting for 10 runs with a single, triple, and three home runs. Lynn’s 16 total bases tied an American League record first set in 1925 by another center fielder – Tiger legend Ty Cobb. His 10 RBI’s came 1 short of Tony Lazzeri’s AL record of 11 in a game.

Lynn will go on to win the American League’s Rookie of the Year Award and the Most Valuable Player Award.

Fred Lynn
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