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From BR Bullpen
Frank Joseph Lucchesi
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 8", Weight 180 lb.
 Biographical Information
Frank Lucchesi compiled a record of 1,605-1,436 in 23 seasons as a minor league manager between 1951 and 1989. He had a 316-399 record as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies (1970-1972), Texas Rangers (1975-1977), and Chicago Cubs (1987).
His tenure as a major league manager is most remembered for an unfortunate incident when he was manager of the Rangers in spring training of 1977: infielder Lenny Randle assaulted him, broke his jaw and inflicted a number of other injuries in what was apparently an unprovoked attack. Randle later claimed that Lucchesi had insulted him, calling him a "punk" (before the term became primarily associated with a musical genre and lost much of its bite). Randle was suspended and then traded away to the New York Mets for his role in the incident, but Lucchesi's reputation was also shattered. He was fired shortly thereafter and never received another chance to be a full-time manager in the majors (his gig with the Cubs in 1987 was in an interim capacity).
In 1954, was out temporarily as manager of Pine Bluff Judges for surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain.
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