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Larry Lucchino: The Visionary Behind Boston’s Three World Series Titles and the Success of the Red Sox Franchise

BySamantha Jones

Apr 2, 2024
Larry Lucchino, former Red Sox president who led team to 3 World Series wins, passes away at 78

Larry Lucchino, a former Boston Red Sox team president who oversaw the franchise during their three World Series championships, passed away at the age of 78. Lucchino’s tenure with the Red Sox began when John Henry purchased the team in 2001. Over the course of 14 years as team president, Boston claimed World Series titles in 2004, 2007, and 2013, ending the 86-year “Curse of the Bambino”.

Lucchino’s notable moves as team president included hiring Theo Epstein as the team’s general manager and helping to heighten the rivalry with the New York Yankees by coining the term “Evil Empire” for their AL East rivals. His ability to assemble a talented front office team is credited with shaping the organization and ensuring its continued success.

Before his time with the Red Sox, Lucchino held positions as team president for the Baltimore Orioles and later as president and CEO of the San Diego Padres. He played a significant role in the design and development of Oriole Park at Camden Yards and Petco Park. In Boston, he led efforts to update and enhance historic Fenway Park, making improvements such as adding seats on the “Green Monster” wall and modernizing various areas of the ballpark.

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