Full Name: Thomas Charles Lasorda
Profession: Baseball Pitcher and Manager
Why Famous: Best known for successfully managing the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1977 to 1996.
- 1950-04-14 American minor league pitcher and future Dodgers' manager Tommy Lasorda (22) weds Joan Miller in South Carolina
- 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
- Dodgers legendary manager Tom Lasorda dies at age 93 of a heart attack - Los Angeles Times
- Tommy Lasorda, a Dodger From His Cleats to His Cap, Dies at 93 - NY Times