March 23, 1918|
|Died: October 18, 2014
|April 23, 1943 for the Boston Red Sox|
Last MLB appearance
|June 13, 1945 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Earned run average||3.81|
Louis Joseph Lucier (March 23, 1918 – October 18, 2014) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Boston Red Sox (1943–1944) and Philadelphia Phillies (1944–1945). The right-hander stood 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) and weighed 160 pounds (73 kg). 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. From 2012 until his death, Lucier was the oldest living former Red Sox player.
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