Michael J. Lynch '04
Year Inducted: 1971
Michael J. Lynch '04 is generally regarded as Brown's finestpitcher and was rated by some as the best college hurler of hisday. He had speed, courage, and good techniques, al the things apitcher needed. Big Mike was also a powerful hitter and won manygames with his bat as well as his arm. In 1903, against some of thetop teams in the country, Lynch had a 10-2 record, including avictory over the Providence Grays. He shut out Harvard, Yale,Princeton, and Penn, allowing only 12 hits in these four games. In13 games during the 1903 season, Lynch struck out 154 men whileallowing only 41 hits and 20 runs. Moving on to the majors, hepitched three years for Pittsburgh and one for the New York Giants,compiling a 44-32 record and a 3:05 ERA. In 72 starts, he hurled 53complete games. His best mark was 17-9 for Pittsburgh in 1905.