Rest In Peace, Frank Lucchesi

Sad to learn about the passing of former Phillies manager Frank Lucchesi. He’s being widely remembered as a longtime member of the Phillies organization, including his years as the big league manager where he won the last game at Connie Mack Stadium and the first game at the Vet.


I never had an opportunity to meet Mr. Lucchesi, but had corresponded with him via mail several times over the past 20 years. He always accommodated autograph requests and responded to questions about his time in baseball. This photo, which he signed for me several years ago, is prominently displayed by my Vet seats...