|Lucchino named Fuchs award winner|
Larry Lucchino, whose tenure as President and CEO of the Red Sox includes two World Series titles, has been selected as the 2011 winner of the Judge Emil Fuchs Award for long and meritorious service the baseball.
The award, voted on by members of the Boston Chapter, BBWAA, has been given annually since 1959. Fuchs owned the Boston Braves of the National League during the 1920s and 1930s and the award is presented in his memory by the Fuchs family.
Some previous winners are Commissioner Bud Selig and Hall of Fame players such as Henry Aaron, Jim Rice, Warren Spahn, Willie Mays, Tom Seaver, Ernie Banks, Dennis Eckersley and Carl Yastrzemski.
Lucchino will be honored at the 72nd annual Boston Baseball Writers Dinner presented by New Balance, and in partnership with The Sports Museum. The event will be held on Thursday, January 20 at The Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston. Tickets are $150 apiece and can be purchased with a check payable to The Sports Museum,100 Legends Way, Boston, Ma 02114. Credit card purchases can be made by calling Rusty Sullivan at 617-624-1237.
The 2011 season will mark Lucchino's 32nd in Major League Baseball. Before joining the Red Sox in 2002 as part of the ownership group that includes John Henry and Tom Werner, Lucchino was an executive with the Orioles and Padres, helping put together Baltimore's World Series champion in 1983 and San Diego's pennant-winner in 1998.
He is a native of Pittsburgh and played varsity basketball at Princeton. Lucchino graduated from Yale Law School and began his career in baseball on Aug. 2, 1979 when he was named vice-president and general counsel of the Orioles.