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Former Red Sox GM Lou Gorman Has Died

Lou Gorman, Boston Red Sox executive vice president of baseball operations, smiles as he announces his retirement during a 1996 news conference. (AP)
Lou Gorman, Boston Red Sox executive vice president of baseball operations, smiles as he announces his retirement during a 1996 news conference. (AP)

Former Boston Red Sox general manager Lou Gorman, the architect of the team that came within one strike of winning the 1986 World Series, died early Friday morning after an illness of almost a year. He was 82.

"All he wanted to do was make it to Opening Day, and he made it," said his nephew, Tom Dougherty, who answered the phone at Gorman's Weston home. "He lived a great life. And he was truly one of the nicest men you ever wanted to meet."

This program aired on April 1, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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