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Cincinnati Reds Classic ’60s: Jerry Lynch

Published by on May 25, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB



Jerry Lynch was born on Thursday, July 17, 1930, in Bay City, Mich. 

In 1950 at age 19, Lynch began his pro career in the Minor Leagues with the Greenville Bucks of the Cotton State League (a class ‘C’ independent league). He played there one season and batted .329 with 10 HR and 167 hits in 507 at bats.

Jerry played for the Norfolk Tars of the Piedmont League in “B’ ball. He batted .333 with 21 homers and 180 hits in 541 at bats.

He was brought into the Major Leagues in 1953 by the Pittsburgh Pirates. In his rookie campaign with the Bucs, Lynch batted .239 with eight HR and 36 RB...

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