Red Sox Mourn the Passing of Lou Lucier

Pitcher had been oldest living former Red Sox player at 96 years old

BOSTON, MA - The Boston Red Sox mourn the loss of former pitcher Lou Lucier, who passed away on Saturday, October 18. At 96 years, six months, and 25 days old, Lucier was the oldest surviving Red Sox player. He had suffered a stroke earlier this month.

A native of Northbridge, MA, he is survived by two daughters, five grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter.

The right-hander played parts of three seasons in the major leagues. He came up through the Red Sox' farm system and pitched for Boston from 1943-44, compiling a 3-4 record with a 3.97 ERA in 79.1 innings over 19 games. In 14 appearances with the Phillies from 1944-45, he went 0-1 with a 2.21 ERA.

Lucier was among the 213 former Red Sox players, managers, and coaches who took part in Fenway Park's 100th Anniversary celebration in April 2012. He last visited Fenway Park on August 17 for the annual Red Sox Alumni Day gathering.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, October 21 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Jackman Funeral Home in Whitinsville, MA. The funeral mass will take place on Wednesday, October 22 at St. Patrick's Church beginning at 11:00 a.m.

With Lucier's passing, the oldest living former Red Sox player is now Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr, who was born on April 7, 1918. A nine-time All-Star second baseman, Doerr played his entire 14-year career for the Red Sox from 1937-51 and missed the 1945 campaign due to military service. Below is a list of the 15 oldest living former Red Sox players.

Player

Date of Birth

Age

Bobby Doerr

April 7, 1918

96

Neill Sheridan

November 20, 1921

92

Dave Ferriss

December 5, 1921

92

Sam Mele

January 21, 1922

92

Len Okrie

July 16, 1923

91

Tom Wright

September 22, 1923

91

Hal Brown

December 11, 1924

89

Windy McCall

July 18, 1925

89

Paul Hinrichs

October 11, 1926

88

Harley Hisner

November 6, 1926

87

Al Richter

February 7, 1927

87

Charlie Maxwell

April 28, 1927

87

Billy Gardner

July 19, 1927

87

Dave Hillman

September 14, 1927

87

Herb Plews

June 14, 1928

86