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Tommy Lasorda

Baseball Pitcher and Manager Tommy Lasorda
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Full Name: Thomas Charles Lasorda
Profession: Baseball Pitcher and Manager

United States of America

Biography: Best known for successfully managing the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1977 to 1996.

Born: September 22, 1927
Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: January 7, 2021 (aged 93)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Married Life

  • 1950-04-14 American minor league pitcher and future Dodgers' manager Tommy Lasorda (22) weds Joan Miller in South Carolina

Historical Events

  • 1948-05-30 Schenectady Blue Jays Tommy Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game
  • 1948-05-31 Tommy Lasorda strikes out 25 Amsterdam Rugmakers (in 15 innings)
  • 1955-06-08 L.A. Dodgers option pitcher (and future Baseball Hall of Fame manager) Tommy Lasorda to make room on roster for future Hall of Famer, pitcher Sandy Koufax
  • 1976-09-29 Tommy Lasorda replaces Walter Alston as Los Angeles Dodgers manager
  • 1988-08-27 Dodger Tommy Lasorda wins 1,000th game as manager tops Philadelphia, 4-2
  • 1996-07-29 MLB Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda retires, with a record of 1599-1439, 4 National League Pennants, and 2 World Series championships.
  • 1997-03-05 Tommy Lasorda, Nellie Fox and Willie Wells inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1997-08-15 L.A. Dodgers retire Tommy Lasorda's #2
  • 2000-09-27 United States baseball team, managed by Tommy Lasorda, wins Olympic Gold Medal in Sydney, Australia

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