Take me Out to the Ball Game
In 2009, I became Vice President of VSG Sports, which owns, operates and develops minor league baseball teams and stadiums and acquired interest 2015. After securing TABC Liquor Licensing rights to 3 stadiums, Karen became the President of an independent professional baseball association. It’s been fun and challenging to be the first woman to own a baseball franchise.
I am no stranger to baseball, growing up with Baseball Legend, Frank Lucchesi as my dad. He was a guy that rose to incredible heights in his profession against great odds. Frank Lucchesi was the youngest manager in the major leagues at 23 years old, managing a backwater low minor league operation. It took him 19 years of perseverance to finally land a major league manager’s job with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1970. At the time, he had a little girl named Karen. She had been born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Frank was the first manager of the Phillies in their new Vet Stadium in 1970.