Red Sox President Larry Lucchino, who led team to 3 World Series titles, passes away at age 78

Larry Lucchino: A Titan in Baseball Executive World who Broke the ‘Curse of the Bambino’ and Revolutionized Sports Parks

Larry Lucchino, a legendary baseball executive and former team president of the Boston Red Sox, passed away at the age of 78. During his 14-year tenure with the Red Sox, he led the franchise to three World Series championships and played a pivotal role in breaking the “Curse of the Bambino.” Lucchino was known for his ability to assemble a talented team and elevate rivalries, famously referring to the New York Yankees as the “Evil Empire.”

Before joining the Red Sox, Lucchino held leadership roles with the Baltimore Orioles and San Diego Padres. He played a significant role in the development of Oriole Park at Camden Yards and Petco Park, contributing to the trend of building new ballparks with unique features in downtown locations. While in Boston, Lucchino focused on modernizing Fenway Park, making improvements such as adding seats to the “Green Monster” wall, enhancing the concourses, and updating club suites.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred spoke highly of Lucchino’s outstanding leadership in the industry. In reflecting on his time with the Red Sox, Lucchino expressed his deep appreciation for the organization, referring to it as a baseball executive’s Mecca. His legacy lives on through

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