Commissioner's statement

April 2nd, 2024

Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. issued the following statement today regarding the passing of longtime baseball executive Larry Lucchino of the Baltimore Orioles, the San Diego Padres, the Boston Red Sox and the Worcester Red Sox at the age of 78:

“Larry Lucchino was one of the most accomplished executives that our industry has ever had. He was deeply driven, he understood baseball’s place in our communities, and he had a keen eye for executive talent. Larry’s vision for Camden Yards played a vital role in advancing fan-friendly ballparks across the game. He followed up by overseeing the construction of Petco Park, which remains a jewel of the San Diego community. Then Larry teamed with John Henry and Tom Werner to produce the most successful era in Red Sox history, which included historic World Series Championships on the field and a renewed commitment to Fenway Park.

“On behalf of Major League Baseball, I send my condolences to Larry’s family, his Red Sox colleagues and his many friends throughout our National Pastime.”