LEGENDARY MANAGER TOMMY LASORDA DIES AT AGE 93
Baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda, the face of the Los Angeles Dodgers for 71 seasons, is dead at the age of 93.
Lasorda suffered a cardiopulmonary arrest at his home in Orange County on Thursday.
He began his storied career in major league baseball as a pitcher but it is his remarkable two decade stint as manager of the dodgers that made him a legend of the game. Lasorda’s Dodgers won eight division titles, four National League pennants and two World Series championships. After he retired, he also managed the U.S. Olympic baseball team to a gold medal in Sydney in 2000.
His colorful personality and sometimes colorful language made him part of pop culture, extending well beyond sports to movies and TV.