Rest In Peace Tommy Lasorda

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Baseball Hall of Famer and former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda is dead at the age 93. Lasorda made his major league debut as a player in August of 1954 for the Brooklyn Dodgers, which would later move to Los Angeles. After being released as a player in the 1960s, Lasorda's first off-field assignment was as a scout for the Dodgers and he later became third-base coach.

Lasorda managed the Dodgers from 1976 to 1996, leading the team to two World Series titles. During his time as manager, the Dodgers won four National League pennants and eight division titles. He had a heart attack in June 1996 and retired from managing the Dodgers the next month. Lasorda came out of retirement to manage the U.S. Olympic baseball team at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, where he led the Americans to win gold.

Lasorda recently attended Game Six of the 2020 World Series on October 27th where the Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays to give them their first World Series title since 1988. He had been hospitalized in an intensive care unit in Orange County, California on November 15th.