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Former Boston GM Lou Gorman dies

Updated: April 1, 2011, 9:17 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Longtime baseball executive and former Boston Red Sox general manager Lou Gorman died Friday. He was 82.

Nephew Tom Dougherty says Gorman died early Friday and was surrounded by family at Massachusetts General Hospital after an illness of almost a year.

"All he wanted to do was make it to Opening Day," Dougherty said.

The Red Sox opened against the Rangers Friday afternoon in Texas.

Gorman was general manager of the Red ...

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