Legendary L.A. Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda Dies At 93

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Legendary L.A. Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda Dies At 93

Dodgers mourn the loss of the Hall of Fame manager.

Two-time World Series-winning manager Tommy Lasorda has passed away at age 93. According to a team statement, Lasorda suffered a sudden cardiopulmonary arrest on Thursday evening and was pronounced dead less than an hour later. As a player, coach, and manager for seven decades, Lasorda is seen as MLB’s most memorable ambassador.

Lardon’s illustrious career went beyond his work on the field as a pitcher. He led the Los Angeles Dodgers to 1,599 wins as manager and he became the first National League manager to win two pennants in the first two seasons. On top of that, he won World Series titles as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1981 and 1988 and two National League Manager of the Year awards.

But it’s his unwavering love for the game and the Dodgers that will never be forgotten—or matched. It permeated the field as much as it did the stands, making him celebrated as more than just a player or manager, but as a personality. Memories of his passion have been pouring into social media over the last couple of days, including a recollection of impassioned arguments with the pitch umpire which was noted as one fan’s most cherished moments.

The Dodgers, Lakers and Major League Baseball accounts all paid tribute to the legend.

Athlete Kenley Jansen saw his dedication to living and breathing the game with such joy as a message to us all.

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