Larry Lucchino, former Boston Red Sox President dies

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By Danielle Dubois, WEBN Correspondent

Larry Lucchino, former president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox, has died at the age of 78. Lucchino served as president and CEO from 2002-2015. During his 14 seasons, Lucchino and his board delivered three World Series championships, including the 2004 title that ended an 86-year championship drought. After leaving the Red Sox in 2015, Lucchino joined the group that bought the Worcester Red Sox and became the chairman and principal owner of the team. 

Prior to his time in Massachusetts, Lucchino worked as President of the Baltimore Orioles where he won a World Series and oversaw the construction of Camden Yards. He also served as the President of the Padres where he oversaw the construction of Petco Park and was inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame. 

He was a cancer survivor who served as a trustee and later on the chairman of the Jimmy Fund. In 1985, before his time with the Red Sox, Lucchino was treated for non-Hodgkin lymphoma at Dana-Farber. 

The Woo-Sox announced last month that Lucchino would be one of the inaugural inductees in the team’s Hall of Fame. Lucchino was also inducted into the Red Sox hall of Fame back in 2016.