Fred Lynn

Fred LynnIn the 1983 All-Star Game played at Comiskey Park, Lynn famously hit the first grand slam in the history of that contest. He slugged it off Atlee Hammaker of the Giants, capping a seven-run outburst by the American League. Two years earlier, Lynn had been presented the opportunity to do the same thing in the 1981 All-Star Game at Cleveland. That year, Lynn was sent to the plate as a pinch-hitter in the 5th inning with the bases loaded to face Burt Hooton. The AL was trailing 2-1. Lynn hit Hooton’s first pitch into the hole between first and second where it was fielded by Manny Trillo, but the throw was late to first and a run scored on Lynn’s infield single.