Larry Lucchino, the former president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox who oversaw three World Series titles during his tenure, has died, the team announced Tuesday. He was 78.

Lucchino, who had suffered from cancer, was also the force behind baseball’s retro ballpark revolution in a career that also included three MLB franchises, one NFL team and an appearance in the Final Four as a player.

He became CEO of the Red Sox upon purchase of the team by the ownership group headed by John Henry and Tom Werner in February 2002. Lucchino, who stepped down from his role in 2015, had a smaller financial stake. He previously served as president/CEO of the Baltimore Orioles (1989-93) and San Diego Padres (1995-2001).

Lucchino was with the Orioles when they won the World Series in 1983, he was Padres CEO when San Diego went to the World Series in 1998, and he presided over the 2004 World Series title that ended Boston’s 86-year drought, as well as subsequent championships in 2007 and 2013.