Tommy Lasorda, who spent seven decades in the Dodgers organization -- first as a player in Brooklyn and then in Los Angeles as a two-time World Series winning manager died on Friday. Lasorda had a sudden cardiopulmonary arrest while home Thursday evening. Less than an hour later, he was pronounced dead at 10:57 p.m., the team said in a statement.
Our beloved Tommy was one of the biggest names ever in Los Angeles sports and fans have decided to pay a special tribute to the late Tommy Lasorda. The entrance to Dodger Stadium has been covered with flowers, balloons, and messages all for Tommy to let him know how much Los Angeles appreciated him.
Lasorda, who won World Series titles as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1981 and 1988, pitched in the Brooklyn Dodgers system in 1954 and 1955. He took over as manager of the Los Angeles in 1976, a job he held for 20 years, winning two National League Manager of the Year awards along with those two world championships.
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