Former Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda To be Honored by L.A. City Council

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda at his 90th Birthday Celebration at The Getty Center on September 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Tommy Lasorda)

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles City Council will honor former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda tomorrow and celebrate the occasion of his recent 90th birthday.

``We are delighted to recognize Tommy Lasorda for his significant contributions and wish him the happiest of birthdays. Tommy Lasorda has been a champion with the Dodgers and for the city of Los Angeles,'' Councilman Paul Koretz said.

``He is regarded by many as baseball's most popular ambassador not only in the U.S. but around the world. As a lifelong Dodgers fan it is my honor to invite him to Los Angeles City Hall and allow us to share in his 90th birthday celebration,'' he said.

Lasorda has been with the Dodgers organization in one way or another for 68 seasons as a player, scout, manager and front office executive.

From 1976 to 1996 he served as the team's manager, where he won two World Series championships and two more National League pennants. For the last 11 seasons he has been a special advisor to the chairman.

Lasorda turned 90 on Sept. 22.

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