Red Sox general managers through the years
Lou Gorman started with the team as vice president of baseball operations but soon became its general manager, succeeding Haywood Sullivan. By 1986, the Red Sox were headed to the World Series with the help of Gorman midseason additions Spike Owen and Dave Henderson.
Under Gorman's watch, the Sox farm system developed players such as Mo Vaughn, Mike Greenwell, Ellis Burks, and Aaron Sele. Gorman also acquired closer Bill Lee through trade and through signings Jeff Reardon and Tony Pena.