December 8, 2023

Crimson Sox

Lucchino was integral within the choice to relocate the crew to Worcester.

Lucchino is seeking to promote the WooSox to “a neighborhood purchaser.” John Tlumacki/Globe Employees

He was integral within the success of the Crimson Sox within the 2000s and is synonymous with bringing a successful tradition again to Boston’s baseball crew as president and CEO. He was the Pawtucket Crimson Sox’ chairman and co-owner starting in 2015, headed the crew’s relocation to Worcester, and have become the Triple-A membership’s principal proprietor.

Now, after many years of being a baseball govt, Larry Lucchino is looking for to promote the Worcester Crimson Sox.

Lucchino informed Bob Lobel and Mike Lynch on their UnAnchored Boston podcast that he’s prepared handy Worcester’s keys over to another person.

“I’m now 78. I’ve been at this for over 40 years, so it’s time to promote this crew and to maneuver on … to a blissful retirement,” Lucchino mentioned.

Lucchino went on to say that he needs to promote the crew to “a neighborhood purchaser.” The WooSox have a 35-year lease with Polar Park, which suggests the crew can be staying in Worcester for the foreseeable future.

WooSox president Charles Steinberg confirmed the information to WBZ’s Dan Roche on Friday. He added that the crew has drawn buying curiosity relationship again to the transfer to Worcester two years in the past.

“Ever because the summer time of 2021, there have been potential suitors for the WooSox, and that curiosity continues,” Steinberg mentioned.

The Boston Globe reported in January 2022 that Endeavor, an organization primarily based in California, made a $50 million supply to buy the crew. Lucchino and Co. reportedly turned it down.

Lucchino informed Telegram & Gazette in March that he anticipated remaining in his place as principal proprietor for the foreseeable future.

“Most likely a pair extra years,” Lucchino mentioned a bit greater than eight months in the past. “I’ve all the time been form of a tough charger, and if I’m not a tough charger, what’s going to I be? I don’t know.”