RIP: Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manager Lasorda
Los Angeles Dodgers hall of fame baseball manager Tommy Lasorda has died at the age of 93 on Thursday night after suffering a heart attack. The baseball icon Tommy manage the Dodgers two World Series Championship in 1981 and in 1988 and got to see his beloved team win the world series in Texas in October.
“Lasorda suffered a sudden cardiopulmonary arrest at his home at 10:09 p.m” the team said “He was transported to the hospital with resuscitation in progress. He was pronounced dead at 10:57 p.m”
In its statement, the team described Lasorda, who spend seven decades for the Dodgers as “one of the most memorable personalities in baseball history”
Lasorda posted a career record of 1599-1439 (.536) as the Dodgers’ skipper from 1976 to 1996. During that span, his teams won eight division titles, four National League and two World Series Championship.
In 1997, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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