Larry Lucchino is President/CEO Emeritus of the Boston Red Sox and currently serves as Chairman of the Pawtucket Red Sox, Boston’s Triple-A affiliate. He is also Chairman of the Jimmy Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. A veteran of 37 years in Major League Baseball, Lucchino was formerly President/CEO of the Boston Red Sox, the Baltimore Orioles, and the San Diego Padres.
After revolutionizing ballpark ambiance and architecture by creating Oriole Park at Camden Yards, which fulfilled his pioneering vision of a traditional, intimate, old-fashioned downtown ballpark with modern amenities, Lucchino then spearheaded the political and design efforts that created Petco Park in San Diego. More than a ballpark, Petco fulfilled its promise as a catalyst for redevelopment in downtown San Diego.
With the experience of Camden Yards and Petco Park, he was instrumental in conceiving and executing ten years of major improvements to Fenway Park that preserved, protected, and enhanced “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark.” Born in Pittsburgh, Lucchino graduated with honors from Princeton University and then graduated from Yale Law School. At Princeton, he was a member of two Ivy League championship basketball teams. The avid sportsman has the unique distinction of earning World Series rings (Orioles, ’83; Red Sox, ‘04, ’07, ‘13), a Super Bowl ring (Redskins, ‘83), and a Final Four watch (Princeton, ‘65).
Lucchino has been active in numerous civic and charitable efforts, particularly in the research and treatment of cancer. He is a board member and served as the co-chair of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s $1 billion “Mission Possible” Capital Campaign, which reached its goal in 2009, and is on the board of Special Olympics International.