Byrd Lynn

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Byrd Lynn

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 165 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Birdie Lynn, the first of four players in the majors whose last name is Lynn, was a backup catcher on the Chicago White Sox from 1916 to 1920. He appeared for one at-bat in both the 1917 and the 1919 World Series. Although he never played in the majors after 1920, he was not one of the Black Sox players who got banned. He did not get much playing time for the White Sox as the regular catcher was Ray Schalk, a future Hall of Famer and probably the best backstop of his day.

He caught for the Phoenix Senators in 1915, getting a suspension in connection with an incident in which he broke an umpire's toe with his bat.

Notable Achievement[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • Russell Arent: "Byrd Lynn", in Jacob Pomrenke, ed.: Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2015, pp. 116-120. ISBN 978-1-933599-95-3

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