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Tommy Lasorda

Thomas Charles Lasorda (born September 22, 1927 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) 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. Tommy Lasorda signed with the Philadelphia Phillies as an undrafted free agent in 1945 and began his professional career with the Concord Weavers in 1945. He then missed the 1946 & 1947 seasons because of a stint in the United States Army. He served on active duty from October 1945 until spring 1947. He returned to baseball in 1948 with the Schenectady Blue Jays of the Canadian-American League.

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Tommy Lasorda Restaurant -- We Didn't Give Him a Heart Attack!!!

Tommy Lasorda Restaurant
We Didn't Give Him A Heart Attack!!!

The owner of the Italian restaurant where Tommy Lasorda ate at the night before his heart attack insists ... his fine establishment is NOT responsible for the baseball legend's coronary… READ MORE >

Tommy Lasorda Hospitalized -- Suffers Heart Attack

Tommy Lasorda
Suffers Heart Attack

1:58 PM PT -- The Dodgers just released a statement, claiming Lasorda was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, where doctors inserted a stent to correct a… READ MORE >

- 682 days ago
Tommy Lasorda -- Feeling Blue About The Dodgers

Tommy Lasorda -- Feeling Blue About The Dodgers

L.A. Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda -- a staple in the organization since the '50s -- says he has no idea what's going on with his team ... telling TMZ, "All I hope is that everything gets settled… READ MORE >

- 1022 days ago
Tommy Lasorda Dragged into McCourt Divorce

Tommy Lasorda Dragged into McCourt Divorce

Tommy Lasorda has just been injected into the nasty divorce between Los Angeles Dodgers owners Frank and Jamie McCourt -- and the baseball legend may not even know it.In court papers filed today,… READ MORE >

- 1633 days ago
Tommy Lasorda: What's a Nicole Richie?

Tommy Lasorda:
What's a Nicole Richie?

Former pitcher and Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda has literally never heard of Lionel Richie's wrong-way driving daughter ... and we couldn't be more jealous. // Yeah, she's probably got no clue who… READ MORE >

- 2138 days ago

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