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Oldest former Red Sox player Lou Lucier dies at 96

Lou Lucier pitched for the Sox in 1943 and 1944.Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96.

Lou Lucier.Courtesty of the Lucier Family/Lou Lucier Family

The team says Lucier had a stroke earlier this month and died Saturday.

A righthanded pitcher, Lucier played parts of three major league seasons during World War II with the Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. In all, he was 3-5 with a 3.81 ERA in 33 games.

A native of Northbridge, he is survived by two daughters, five grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter.

Lucier was 15 days older than Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr, who is now the oldest living former Red Sox player.


Calling hours are from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Jackman Funeral Home in Whitinsville. The funeral Mass is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Church.