WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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James (Lou) Gorman 1929-2011 Red Sox General Manager FINAL RESTING PLACE: Linwood Cemetery, Weston. SPIRIT OF '86: Was GM of the Red Sox team that came within one out of defeating the Mets in the 1986 World Series. Played role in building both teams as assistant GM of Mets (1981-84) and GM of Sox (1984-93). The title of his first book was One Pitch from Glory: A Decade of Running the Red Sox. LEAGUE OF HIS OWN: Also served in executive roles for the Baltimore Orioles (1964-67), Kansas City Royals (1968-76), and the Seattle Mariners (1977-80). TAKE THAT, ROGER: When ace pitcher Roger Clemens walked out of camp over a contract dispute in '87, Gorman said, "The sun will rise, the sun will set, and I'll have lunch." Clemens remained with the Sox through '96. SELF-ASSESSMENT: "I'm a man of average intelligence, but I'm a people person," he told WellesleyWeston Magazine for a 2007 profile. WESTON MILESTONE: Was the first person to buy alcohol in town in 170 years when he pur- chased a bottle of Chardonnay at the now-closed Omni Foods in 2008. EARLY LIFE: Born in South Providence, Rhode Island; played baseball while studying for bache- lor's at Stonehill College; earned master's at Bridgewater State College; served two tours in Korea with the US Navy. 86 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 6 VIP, RIP (In Weston) B R I A N S M I T H

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