Larry Lucchino

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Larry Lucchino
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Larry Lucchino, left, reacts to a sacrificial Baby Ruth bar, presented by two US Army soldiers in 2005
Born (1945-09-06) September 6, 1945 (age 68)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Education Princeton University
Yale Law School
Occupation President and CEO of the Boston Red Sox

Lawrence "Larry" Lucchino, (born September 6, 1945) is the President and CEO of the Boston Red Sox, and a member of John W. Henry's ownership group.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Lucchino graduated from Princeton University in 1967, and later attended Yale Law School, where he was a classmate of Hillary Clinton.[1][2]

At Princeton, Lucchino, an athlete in his own right, was on the basketball team with Bill Bradley, who later became an NBA star and United States Senator from New Jersey.

Career[edit]

After law school, Lucchino practiced law with the Washington, D. C., law firm of Williams & Connolly. The founder, famed litigator Edward Bennett Williams, had ownership interest in both the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Orioles.[3] Lucchino's law practice at Williams & Connolly included a substantial amount of work for those two sports teams. Through that work he ultimately became President/CEO of the Baltimore Orioles and later, the San Diego Padres.

Lucchino is known for having initiated the trend of building baseball-only facilities with an old-fashioned charm and smaller seating capacities. Under his watch, both teams built new stadiums, pioneering Oriole Park at Camden Yards[4] and Petco Park. Since then, about one-half of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams followed this lead and built new stadiums with the old-style look and feel.

Lucchino's contract with the Red Sox has been renewed through at least the 2013 season.[5]

Activities[edit]

Lucchino serves on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics.[6]He was named as the Commencement speaker for Boston University's 2008 graduating class, Bryant University's Class of 2009,[7] and the Anna Maria College Class of 2010.[8] He was a guest speaker at New England School of Law's 2008 graduation ceremony.

Other[edit]

Lucchino is the only man known to have World Series rings (Orioles ’83, Red Sox ’04, ’07, and '13),[9] a Super Bowl ring (Redskins ’83) and a Final Four watch (Princeton, ’65).[10]

He is a Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor.[11][12]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dick Freeman
San Diego Padres President
1995–2001
Succeeded by
Bob Vizas