Lou Lucier

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Lou Lucier
Pitcher
Born: (1918-03-23) March 23, 1918 (age 96)
Northbridge, Massachusetts
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 23, 1943 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
June 13, 1945 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Win–loss record 3-5
Earned run average 3.81
Strikeouts 31
Teams

Louis Joseph Lucier (born March 23, 1918) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Boston Red Sox (1943–1944) and Philadelphia Phillies (1944–1945). The right-hander stood 5'8" and weighed 160 lbs. He was born in Northbridge, Massachusetts.

Lucier is one of many ballplayers who only appeared in the major leagues during World War II. He made his major league debut on April 23, 1943 in relief against the Philadelphia Athletics at Shibe Park. His first major league win was in the second game of a doubleheader at Comiskey Park on May 16, 1943. He was the starting pitcher in a 4-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

Career totals include 33 games pitched, 9 starts, 3 complete games, a 3-5 record with 16 games finished, 1 save, 43 earned runs allowed in 101.2 innings, and an ERA of 3.81. Lucier played excellent defense at his position, handling 45 of 46 total chances successfully for a fielding percentage of .978, which was above the league average at the time. Since 2012 Lucier has been the oldest living former Red Sox player.[1]

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