On May 30, 1943, Lucier, who rose out of the textile mills of the Blackstone Valley, was given the ball for his first home start at Fenway Park.
My heart was pounding like hell Ill tell you that, said Lucier. You get on that mound there and you turn around and look at that Green Monster, and it felt like it was next to second base. It was so close. It looks the same today.