Remembering Tommy Lasorda


Carlos Herrera, Reporter

            Tommy Lasorda died of a heart attack  on January 8, 2021, at 10:09 p.m in Fullerton, California.  He was born on September 20, 1927. He died at age 93. 

            Tommy Lasorda was a manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was introduced to the Hall of Fame in 1997. In 1949, the Brooklyn Dodgers drafted him. He won 1599 games in his time in the MLB. He only played with the Dodgers for two seasons, but in those two seasons he won the World Series in both of those seasons and got two National League pennants. He will be remembered as a legendary player and a legendary manager.. 

           “I have a very fond memory of Tommy Lasorda. I was at Candlestick Park in San Francisco for a Giants/Dodgers games in the early 1990s.  When Tommy was announced, he walked out on the field and all of the Giants fans started booing him. Tommy just looked up and started laughing and blowing kisses to the fans. It was awesome!  He was a legendary manager and I am sorry he passed away,” said Ms. Flaherty, Dodgers fan. 

        Dodger fans around the world were devastated about his death, including Ms. Flaherty.