Apr 02, 2024
David Pepin

Statement on the Passing of Larry Lucchino

President Greg Weiner, Ph.D. has released the following statement on the passing of baseball and Worcester legend Larry Lucchino:

“Larry Lucchino was the beating heart of baseball in New England—a visionary who brought hope to millions in this region and especially to Worcester. He was also a loyal friend of Assumption University. When we became a founding partner of the WooSox, Larry understood partnership in the fullest sense. When our students came by the ballpark, he often stopped in. A glance at him was enough to light up any New England student’s face. He gave our graduates one of the most direct and profound commencement speeches I can recall having heard. His legacy of curses broken, ballparks built, and philanthropic causes championed will long outlive him. For Assumption, it was a privilege to call him a partner and friend.”