Tommy Lasorda, the Hall of Fame manager who spent 71 seasons in the Dodger organization, died last night at the age of 93, the team announced.
Thomas Charles Lasorda (September 22, 1927 – January 7, 2021) was an American professional baseball pitcher, coach, and manager. He managed the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1976 through 1996. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a manager in 1997. From the death of Red Schoendienst in June 2018 until his own death in January 2021, Lasorda was the oldest living member of the Hall of Fame.
Lasorda played in MLB for the Dodgers in 1954 and 1955, and for the Kansas City Athletics in 1956. He coached for the Dodgers from 1973 through 1976, before taking over as manager. Lasorda won two World Series championships as manager of the Dodgers, and was named the National League‘s Manager of the Year twice. The Dodgers retired his uniform number in his honor.
Tommy Lasorda, Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93
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