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Friday, January 08, 2021

Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda dies at 93

Tommy Lasorda, the son of Italian immigrants and a professional pitcher who became a legendary Dodgers manager, global baseball ambassador and national treasure, has died. He was 93….

Lasorda was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997 on the strength of 20-plus seasons managing the Dodgers (1976-96). He is one of only four managers in big league history to manage the same team for 20 years or more—the others being Connie Mack, John McGraw and Lasorda’s predecessor, Walter Alston.

Lasorda retired as manager after suffering a heart attack in 1996, having won the World Series in 1981 and ‘88, plus four National League pennants and eight division titles. He was 3-1 as an All-Star manager. His 1,599 wins rank 22nd all time.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 08, 2021 at 11:51 AM | 75 comment(s)
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