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Larry Lucchino ’71JD: it keeps getting better

It was just 11 years ago—when the Boston Red Sox legend was still "constructed around heartbreak"—that team president and CEO Larry Lucchino ’71JD told a Yale Law School publication: "It doesn't get any better than this."

And then it got better. Again and again and again, culminating Wednesday night when Lucchino's Red Sox won their third World Series in the last decade.

And while the players won on the field, Lucchino and his front-office colleagues "fixed what was broke" in the former heartbreak house, a sports columnist noted.

"You know about our ads: 'that which is broken can be fixed,'" Lucchino said. "We knew that something broke, and we had to fix it."

By beating St. Louis in six games, the Sox fixed another Yalie: Bill DeWitt Jr. ’63, chairman and majority owner of the Cardinals.

"Yale has been very good to the Red Sox over the years," a Boston Globe columnist wrote three weeks ago. He was celebrating the role of Craig Breslow ’02 in winning the American League Division Series, but he did not neglect the late Tom Yawkey ’25, the team's longtime owner; former general manager Theo Epstein ’95; or Lucchino.

And Lucchino has been good to Yale, bringing the World Series trophy itself to the Law School after the Red Sox championships in 2004 and 2007. Perhaps the coming months will bring a third dose of red in Yale's sea of blue.

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