Hall of fame manager Tommy Lasorda dead at 93

Posted at 12:07 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 12:07:54-05

LOS ANGELES — Tommy Lasorda, the hall of fame manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, has passed away at the age of 93.

The team announced his death Friday. Lasorda passed away Thursday.

“Tommy Lasorda was one of the finest managers our game has ever known. He loved life as a Dodger. His career began as a pitcher in 1949 but he is, of course, best known as the manager of two World Series champions and four pennant-winning clubs. His passion, success, charisma and sense of humor turned him into an international celebrity, a stature that he used to grow our sport," said Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred.