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Larry Lucchino, left, reacts to a sacrificial Baby Ruth bar, presented by two US Army soldiers in 2005
September 6, 1945 |
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Career highlights and awards|
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. 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 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.
On August 1, 2015, the team announced that Lucchino was stepping down after the 2015 season. He retired on October 5, 2015.
Lucchino serves on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics. He was named as the Commencement speaker for Boston University's 2008 graduating class, Bryant University's Class of 2009, and the Anna Maria College Class of 2010. He was a guest speaker at New England School of Law's 2008 graduation ceremony.
- "Front Office". Boston Red Sox.
- "PAW April 7, 2004: Features". princeton.edu.
- "Special Olympics: Special Olympics A to Z". specialolympics.org.
- Boston University: Commencement 2008
- Larry Lucchino: Keynote Address at Boston University's 135th Commencement Ceremony, on BUniverse, Boston University's video archive.
|San Diego Padres President