As a long-time owner and Chief Operating Officer of the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox of the International League, Lou Schwechheimer led the PawSox for more than 30 years. Additionally, he has led the CBI Investor Group, which purchased controlling interest in the New Orleans Triple-A franchise in November 2105.
In 2018, Schwechheimer led the surge to move the New Orleans franchise to Wichita, Kansas, bringing affiliated baseball back to the city after a decade-long absence.
Schwechheimer joined Pawtucket as an intern in 1979, worked his way up, and eventually became Vice President and General Manager in 1986. He was named International League "Executive of the Year" in 1987 and 1992 before becoming an integral part of the ownership group that expanded historic McCoy Stadium to 10,000 seats in 1999 and drew more than 17 million fans in his tenure, highlighted by a Minor-League leading 688,000 in 2005.
The PawSox franchise was recognized with virtually every national award in Minor League Baseball, including the John H. Johnson President's Trophy, presented annually to the club best exemplifying the standards of a complete baseball franchise; The Baseball America Bob Freitas Award, presented annually to the Triple-A organization which demonstrates long-standing excellence of operations in the ballpark and front office; and the John Henry Moss Award for Community Service, presented to a Minor League club for its ongoing commitment to charitable service and its support and leadership within the community and the baseball industry.
Schwechheimer has long served as an ambassador for baseball, participating in goodwill tours of Canada, Mexico, Cuba and the Soviet Union.
In 2019, Schwechheimer was inducted into the International League Hall of Fame.