He wrecked the guy in traffic ... and now Tommy Lasorda just wrecked his accuser in court -- after the victim in a fender bender demanded $10k from the Dodgers legend ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Tommy had already admitted fault in a rear-ender that went down in Orange County, CA back in 2012 -- but the victim claims he suffered serious injuries and demanded $10k to pay for medical bills.
Bu Tommy called BS -- and after a hearing in small claims court ... the judge didn't only side with Lasorda ... he RIPPED the accuser, claiming the guy LIED in an effort to score a payday.
In fact, the judge said ... the plaintiff's claim he was rear-ended at 30mph was "so wildly implausible given the physical evidence (photos of the two involved vehicles showing essentially no damage) that it served to completely undermine plaintiff's credibility."
Translation -- victory for Lasorda ... who had to pay exactly ZERO dollars to his accuser.
CRUSHES FIRST PITCH
At Dodgers Game
9/3/2014 6:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Another dominant performance from Mo'ne Davis ... who fired a PERFECT ceremonial first pitch at the L.A. Dodgers game last night ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.
The 13-year-old Little League phenom was introduced by Queen Latifah as "an amazing young woman" ... and confidently took the mound like a champ.
Then came the pitch that put 50 Cent to shame (even more shame) ... when she delivered a perfect strike.
That's not even the best part.
The best part was when Yasiel Puig came over and asked HER for an autograph.
Magic and Doc
Hit Baseball Game with New Clips Owner
8/20/2014 6:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here's a photo of the new L.A. Clippers owner in a public photo with TWO black people.
Take THAT Donald Sterling!
Steve Ballmer hit up the L.A. Dodgers game with Magic Johnson and Clippers President Doc Rivers last night.
It's interesting ... considering it was a photo featuring Magic Johnson that led to Donald Sterling's downfall ... when he blasted V. Stiviano for posting a photo of Magic on social media.
In audio posted on TMZ Sports, Sterling screamed at Stiviano for being seen in public with black guys and told her not to bring any black people to his games.
Earlier this week, Sterling himself admitted -- "I'm finished. I'm over."
Turns Two at Hollywood Nightclub
Smokin' Hot Chicks
8/19/2014 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
L.A. Dodgers star Matt Kemp took advantage of his day off yesterday and hit the Hollywood club scene -- only to drive off with two hot ladies ... one of which was an absolute smokeshow.
TMZ Sports has the footage showing the Dodgers outfielder bee-lining to a waiting SUV outside of DBA nightclub ... followed by a modestly dressed woman who got into the passenger seat ... and another woman dressed in some Daisy Dukes and a tiny top who got into the back.
Kemp and the Dodgers are set to take on the Padres in a few hours -- hopefully he's got some energy left.
He Can't Compete With My New Man!
6/27/2014 10:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
SHOTS FIRED AT CHAD OCHOCINCO ... and the woman pulling the trigger is his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada!!!
The "Basketball Wives" star -- who happens to be engaged to L.A. Dodgers superstar Carl Crawford -- was hangin' at GNC at the Beverly Center ... when we asked to see the massive 14.5 carat diamond ring he gave her back in December.
That's when Evelyn flashed the ring ... and a little bit of sass ... taking aim at the puny 10 carat rock Chad gave her back in 2010.
Check out the clip ... enjoy the burn.
The Magic Picture
That Triggered Racial Rant
4/27/2014 10:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
This is the picture that triggered the conversation between L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his girlfriend ... the conversation in which he said he did not want her bringing Magic Johnson or any other African American to his games.
In the pic -- obtained by TMZ Sports -- V. Stiviano is on the right. The woman on the left is V's friend, Rachel Rodriguez.
Stiviano says on the audio -- and Sterling acknowledges -- he made her take the pic off Instagram because he didn't want her seen in public with an African American.
In another tape ... Sterling expressed similar disdain for posting this pic (above) -- also obtained by TMZ Sports -- of Stiviano with L.A. Dodger Matt Kemp.
Both pics were taken months ago -- apparently at Dodger Stadium -- but she posted them only recently and then took them down at Sterling's behest.
Reacts to Sterling Audio
'Racism Is Kind of Old'
4/27/2014 12:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
L.A. Dodgers superstar Matt Kemp has just spoken out about being mentioned in the new Donald Sterling recording ... saying it would be "tough" for him to attend Clippers games as long as Sterling owns the team.
As we previously reported, Sterling can be heard instructing his girlfriend to remove a photo of Kemp from her Instagram account because Sterling doesn't believe she should be seen with a black guy in public.
Moments ago, Kemp addressed the situation to the media saying, "Racism is kind of old."
Also interesting ... Kemp says he remembers taking the photo with V. Stiviano ... and while laughing, said he never imagined it would blow up like this.
I'M BACK FROM AUSTRALIA
... Now Let's Hit the Clubs!
3/24/2014 6:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hours after the L.A. Dodgers returned from their series in Australia ... Yasiel Puig did what anyone would do after a long flight around the world -- HE HIT THE CLUBS!!!!
Puig -- along with fellow Dodgers star Juan Uribe -- hit up Greystone Manor in Hollywood last night ... and just to make sure everyone knew he was there, Puig rolled up in his $300,000 Rolls Royce Ghost.
Puig had been under fire from Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, who recently compared Puig to the boy who cried wolf because he's always acting like he's injured -- but he looked pretty healthy last night.
L.A. Dodgers Superstar
ACCIDENTAL SHUT OUT
I Locked My Damn Keys in the Car!
3/10/2014 9:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Talk about a bad day getting worse ... 'cause after Clayton Kershaw lost to the SF Giants yesterday, the Dodgers ace LOCKED HIS KEYS IN HIS CAR ... and had to call in a lefty for the save.
Ya gotta feel for the guy ... you can see the look on his face when he realizes he's locked out.
Come on ... we've all been there.
Kershaw -- along with several members of the Dodgers organization (including teammate Justin Turner) -- scrambled to break into the Ford ... but to no avail.
Eventually, a hero in a reflective green vest arrived to the scene on his noble white steed (his AAA truck) ... and managed to jimmy open the door.
Kershaw kept his cool during the ordeal ... and offered the guy some chips and a bottle of water.
Dodgers Star Andre Ethier
I Feel TERRIBLE
About Injuring Sandy Koufax!!!!
2/21/2014 4:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
L.A. Dodgers star Andre Ethier says his life flashed before his eyes when he smacked the line drive shot that struck Sandy Koufax in the head on Friday ... telling TMZ Sports, "I'm glad he's OK."
78-year-old Koufax was carted off to receive medical attention after taking a shot off the bat of Ethier during spring training hitting practice in Arizona. Koufax was bleeding, but was never knocked off his feet.
"My heart was pumping out of my chest," Ethier says ... "Scary moment!"
Andre says he and Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly rushed over to Koufax ... and immediately began to apologize.
Ethier said Koufax forgave him ... but still, Andre says he was sorta freaked out for a minute -- "This is not what I want to be remembered for."
As for Sandy, he underwent a CT scan which ruled out internal bleeding -- and he's expected to be just fine.
Ex-Dodgers Owner Peter O'Malley
The GREATEST Dodger of Them All Is ...
2/4/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jackie Robinson ... Don Drysdale ... Lasorda ... Fernando ... Kirk ... so many legendary Dodgers -- but when we asked Peter O'Malley to name the greatest of all, only one name came to mind.
O'Malley's opinion counts -- he and his family owned the Blue Crew for nearly 5 decades before selling the club in 1998 (He's now the owner of the San Diego Padres).
So, who'd he pick? Here's a hint: He once gave up an inside the park home run to Mr. Ed.
Dodgers Star Brian Wilson
I Got a Brand New Hand Gun
1/29/2014 10:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Dodgers superstar pitcher Brian Wilson's 100+ MPH right arm ain't the only gun in his arsenal anymore ... 'cause the guy just got a sweet revolver permanently inked on his non-pitching hand.
The '10 World Series champ was walking his beard out of a tattoo parlor in L.A. yesterday ... when he unholstered the freshly-inked pistol on the back of his left hand.
Wilson's already one of the most tatted up players in MLB ... but unfortunately, this one's going to get covered up by his glove while he's on the mound.
Either way, it's pretty awesome.
State DROPS Case Against MLB Star
... Our Bad!
1/28/2014 10:53 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Seems the cop in the Yasiel Puig case overreacted when he said the Dodgers star could've killed his mom on a FL highway ... because officials have now dropped the reckless driving charge saying Puig is nothing more than a common speeder, TMZ Sports has learned.
We posted the video of the crazy arrest ... in which Puig, sporting pink shorts, was pulled out of his Mercedes and berated by an angry Highway Patrol Officer who caught the MLB star doing 110mph with his mom in the car.
At the time of the Dec. 28th arrest, the cop insisted Puig was driving recklessly and hauled him to jail. If convicted, Puig could have been sentenced to 90 days in jail.
But today the State dropped the case against the 23-year-old ... saying speeding alone on an open highway doesn't constitute "reckless driving" and he wasn't doing anything else to warrant a charge other than "speeding."
So in the end ... Puig gets a speeding ticket ... and that's it.