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Lou Gorman
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Sports Executive
    (February 18, 1929-April 1, 2011)
    Born in South Providence, Rhode Island
    Birth name is James Gerald Gorman
    General Manager for the Seattle Mariners (1977-1980) and the Boston Red Sox (1984-1993)
    Inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame (2002)
    Died of a congestive heart failure at age 82 on the Red Sox' Opening Day of the 2011 season
    His tenure as the Mariners GM was unsuccessful.
    He produced the touches of the Red Sox team that lost the 1986 World Series to the New York Mets as a groundball rolled through Bill Buckner's legs.
    He produced two other Red Sox playoff teams that were swept by the Oakland Athletics in each ALCS appearance (1988 and 1990).
    He made a failed attempt to not get Greg A. Harris to pitch with his right hand and left hand.
    He traded away Jeff Bagwell to the Houston Astros and Curt Schilling to the Baltimore Orioles after he drafted them.
    His GM duties were terminated after the Red Sox had faded away from contention in the early 1990s.
    He was a Red Sox fan before working for the team.
    His baseball teammates in high school called him 'Lou' after Lou Gehrig.
    He had a master's degree in education.
    He served in the Korean War with the U.S. Navy.
    He was the original general manager of the Mariners.
    He acquired Dave Henderson and Spike Owen to help the Red Sox reach the 1986 World Series.
    He was married to his wife, Mary Lou, for nearly 50 years until his death.

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