Friday, April 1, 2011

R.I.P.—Lou Gorman

Longtime Red Sox General Manager Lou Gorman passed away today at age 82. The Red Sox Hall Of Famer was the driving force behind the 1986 American League Championship team. Ironically, he was also largely responsible for the team the Red Sox played in the World Series that year—the New York Mets.

Gorman had a hand in developing the following Red Sox greats: Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs, Jim Rice, Dwight Evans, Ellis Burks, Mike Greenwell, Mo Vaughn and John Valentin. His genial manner made him a favorite of Red Sox fans everywhere. He will be sorely missed.