Lou Gorman, Former Red Sox General Manager and Great Guy, Dies at 82

Lou Gorman, GM of Red Sox and Great GuyLou Gorman, long time MLB executive and Boston Red Sox General Manager from 1984 to 1993, died early Friday morning at 82. While Lou will be remembered for winning three AL East flags and the ’86 AL pennant, that’s not where he really left his mark. Lou Gorman will be remembered for being a giving and gracious man. He routinely went out of his way to do a good deed or help a person in need, always in his own unique, humble, and friendly style.

I know of more than one occasion where Lou took a sick child, or elderly fan, to Fenway Park for a game. He didn’t just give them a ticket or usher them to their seat, but took a sincere interest in them and spent the entire evening making sure they had a great time. He did it in a way that made them feel special, never letting them feel they were intruding or the slightest burden. He even kept in touch to make sure they were all right! Truly one-of-a-kind.

Lou Gorman will be sorely missed, but always remembered by the countless New England sports fans that he touched. Thank you Lou!

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