The Red Sox have lost their beloved president, Larry Lucchino. He led the team to three World Series championships and was known for his deep will and understanding of baseball’s importance in the community. In his first season, he hired Theo Epstein as general manager and Tom Werner as team president, helping the Red Sox qualify for the MLB postseason seven times. He famously called the New York Yankees the “Evil Empire,” which only heightened the rivalry between the two AL East teams.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred praised Lucchino as one of the industry’s most successful executives, citing his ability to spot executive talent. Before joining the Red Sox, Lucchino was team president for the Baltimore Orioles and president and CEO of the San Diego Padres. In Baltimore, he played a key role in constructing Oriole Park at Camden Yards, which set a template for modern stadiums. In San Diego, he spearheaded Petco Park’s development. In Boston, Lucchino focused on modernizing Fenway Park with numerous improvements to its historic ballpark, including adding seating on “Green Monster” wall and remodeling home clubhouse.

Lucchino once described Red Sox as “magic words” for any baseball executive, calling it “Mecca” and “the top of the mountain.” His legacy with Red Sox and contributions to baseball industry will be remembered for years to come.

By Samantha Johnson

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