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Fenway
04-01-2011, 12:22 PM
Former GM Red Sox and also helped build the Mets in the 80's.

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2011/04/former_red_sox_1.html

He made a major blunder - he traded Jeff Bagwell to Houston for a 6 week rental in 1988 OUCH

Fenway
04-01-2011, 03:13 PM
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig



"I had a wonderful friendship with Lou Gorman, a great gentleman, for decades," the statement reads. "A Navy man who became a baseball man, Lou guided the front office of the Seattle Mariners from their inception and later helped build the farm system of the New York Mets in the early '80s. The native New Englander then led the 'Olde Towne Team,' highlighted by the 1986 American League pennant for his beloved Red Sox.


"Lou was a perpetual optimist, a wonderful storyteller, and a contributor to many outstanding baseball causes, such as the Red Sox Hall of Fame and the Baseball Assistance Team. On behalf of Major League Baseball, I extend my deepest condolences to Lou's family and his many friends and admirers throughout the game of baseball."

Fenway
04-01-2011, 09:36 PM
http://www.boston.com/sports/columnists/bob_ryan_blog/2011/04/lou_gorman_dese.html

Fenway
04-02-2011, 09:38 AM
A little more on Lou

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2011/04/02/in_tough_business_he_managed_to_be_sweet/

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/columnists/view/2011_0402former_sox_gm_built_great_teams_better_fr iendships/srvc=home&position=5

http://multimedia.heraldinteractive.com/images/20110402/dac91e_Gorman_04022011.jpg

He was one of the nicest men I have ever met in the world of baseball.

The biggest knock on him was trading Bagwell to Houston but he just wanted to win it all in 1988. He defended the trade to his deathbed.

Fenway
04-10-2011, 09:00 AM
http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2011/04/08/sox15__1302289217_4105.gif


Red Sox video tribute to Lou
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