Believe it or not, there once was a time when people wanted the Boston Red Sox out of Fenway Park. But President and CEO Larry Lucchino played a big part in keeping the team in its iconic home.

After Lucchino announced Saturday that he’d be stepping down from his position at the end of the season, NESN Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy reflected on Lucchino’s accomplishments during his tenure. Remy said on “Red Sox First Pitch” ahead of Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays it’s likely the Red Sox would be playing in another park if it wasn’t for Lucchino, as he was the one who helped put seats on the Green Monster and oversaw extensive renovations of the 103-year-old ballpark in his 13-year run.

Hear more from Remy in the video above.

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