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Tommy Lasorda

Baseball Manager Tommy Lasorda
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Profession: Baseball Manager

United States of America

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

Born: September 22, 1927
Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA
Age: 92 years old

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

Married Life

  • 1950-04-14 Baseball manager Tom Lasorda (22) weds Joan Miller

Events in the Life of Tommy Lasorda

  • 1948-05-30 Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game
  • 1948-05-31 Tommy Lasorda strikes out 25 Amsterdam Rugmakers (in 15 innings)
  • 1955-06-08 Dodgers option Tommy Lasorda to make room on roster for 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
  • 1997-03-05 Tommy Lasorda, Nellie Fox and Willie Wells inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1997-08-15 LA Dodgers retire Tommy Lasorda's #2

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