The Boston Red Sox lost a special member of their family over the weekend.
Lou Lucier, who suffered a stroke earlier this month, died Saturday, according to the team. Lucier, at 96 years, six months and 25 days old, was the oldest surviving Red Sox player.
Lucier played parts of three seasons in the majors. The right-handed pitcher went 3-4 with a 3.97 ERA in 79 1/3 innings spanning 19 appearances with the Red Sox in 1943-44. He was among 213 former Red Sox players, managers and coaches who participated in the organization?s 100th anniversary celebration in 2012.
The Northbridge, Mass., native is survived by two daughters, five grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter.
Bobby Doerr, who was born April 7, 1918, now is the oldest living former Red Sox player.
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