Red Sox President Larry Lucchino, Who Led Team to Three World Series Championships, Passes Away at 78

From Baseball Titles to Modernizing Ballparks: Remembering Larry Lucchino’s Legacy as a Pioneer in MLB Execution and Development

Larry Lucchino, a legendary baseball executive who led the Boston Red Sox to three World Series championships, has passed away at the age of 78. During his time with the Red Sox, Lucchino served as team president for 14 years and helped lead the franchise to numerous postseason appearances and titles.

In his first season with the Red Sox, Lucchino famously hired Theo Epstein as general manager, helping the team qualify for the MLB postseason seven times. Lucchino also dubbed the New York Yankees the “Evil Empire,” enhancing the rivalry between the two AL East teams.

As MLB commissioner Rob Manfred praised Lucchino’s contributions to baseball, he highlighted his deep understanding of baseball’s significance in communities and ability to spot executive talent. Before joining the Red Sox, Lucchino served as team president for the Baltimore Orioles and president and CEO of the San Diego Padres.

During his time with both teams, Lucchino played a key role in developing modern ballparks such as Oriole Park at Camden Yards and Petco Park in San Diego. In Boston, he focused on modernizing Fenway Park, making numerous improvements to the historic stadium such as adding seats on the iconic “Green Monster” wall and remodeling

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