A little over a week ago, we lost our beloved Tommy Lasorda at the age of 93.
In honor of Tommy, an artist has started to create a mural of Tommy Lasorda that is on Melrose Ave. Last Friday, the pylons at Los Angeles International Airport, City Hall, SoFi Stadium, downtown Los Angeles were lit in Dodgers blue and white to honor the memory of the great Tommy Lasorda who has been the heart and soul of Los Angeles.
Tommy Lasorda was an icon here on Los Angeles. Lasorda managed the Los Angeles Dodgers to two world champions from 1976 to 1996 and was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in 1997. As manager, he steered the Dodgers to two World Series titles and won 1,599 games during his career. He was the first National League manager to win two pennants in the first two seasons. Lasorda also managed the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic baseball team in the 2000 Sydney Games.
Lasorda spent 71 years with the Dodgers organization.
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