Oldest former Red Sox player Lou Lucier dies at 96

BOSTON (AP) Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96.

The team says Lucier (LOO'-cee-ur) had a stroke earlier this month and died on Saturday.

A right-handed 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, Massachusetts, 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.

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