The defending World Series Champion Boston Red Sox—and winners of the Commissioner's Trophy three other years in the past decade and a half—have chosen a champion of public safety for its head of security.

According to the Boston Globe, the Red Sox named as its next director of security and emergency services former Boston Superintendent Colm Lydon, who retired from the department in June after 37 years with the agency.

"I feel like I'm leaving one great team—one great Boston team—and going to another great Boston team," Lydon said.