Tommy Lasorda Speaker Profile
Hall of Fame Manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers
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Tommy Lasorda Biography
Tommy Lasorda was born September 22, 1927 and is a former Major League baseball player and manager. 2009 marked his sixth decade in one capacity or another with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers organization, the longest non-continuous (he played one season with the Kansas City Athletics) tenure anyone has had with the team, edging Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully by a single season. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a manager in 1997.
His 16 wins in 30 NL Championship games managed were the most of any manager at the time of his retirement. His 61 post-season games managed ranks fourth all-time behind Bobby Cox, Casey Stengel and Joe Torre. He also managed in four All-Star games.
Lasorda managed nine players who won the National League Rookie of the Year award. The winners came in two strings of consecutive players. From 1979 to 1982, he managed Rick Sutcliffe, Steve Howe, Fernando Valenzuela and Steve Sax. From 1992 to 1995, he managed Eric Karros, [[Mike Piazza]], RaÃºl MondesÃ and Hideo Nomo. Before retiring during the 1996 season, he had also managed that year's rookie of the year, Todd Hollandsworth.
He was played by actor Arthur J. Nascarella in the ESPN mini-series The Bronx is Burning.
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Posted on 23 September 2014 | 4:19 pm
The Los Angeles Dodgers adult baseball camp is returning to Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida on November 9-15, and this year it will feature Dodgers' Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda as a guest instructor. The Los Angeles Dodgers Adult Baseball Camp provides each camper the chance to experience what it's like to be a big leaguer. During their weeks stay at Dodgertown they will be...[Read More]
Posted on 23 September 2014 | 4:16 pm
Hall of Fame former manager and Dodgers senior adviser Tommy Lasorda was the guest speaker at the University of La Verne's Business and Public Management commencement ceremony Saturday at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Before the VIP reception, Lasorda greeted and took pictures with university staff, board members and other community dignitaries. Lasorda gave a rousing...[Read More]
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