Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, a member of the Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 93. Tommy was admitted to a hospital in Orange County, east of Los Angeles last month and returned home earlier in the week before passing away last night.
Lasorda attended Game 6 of the World Series, the team statement said a month ago, when the Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays to win the franchise's seventh world championship. He managed the Dodgers for 21 seasons, winning the World Series in 1981 and 1988.
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.
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