Tommy Lasorda Speaker Profile
Tommy Lasorda Biography
Tommy Lasorda was born September 22, 1927 and is a formerMajor League baseball player and manager. 2009 marked his sixth decade in onecapacity or another with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers organization, thelongest non-continuous (he played one season with the Kansas City Athletics)tenure anyone has had with the team, edging Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully by asingle season. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a managerin 1997.
His 16 wins in 30 NL Championship games managed were themost of any manager at the time of his retirement. His 61 post-season gamesmanaged ranks fourth all-time behind Bobby Cox, Casey Stengel and Joe Torre. Healso managed in four All-Star games.
Lasorda managed nine players who won the National LeagueRookie of the Year award. The winners came in two strings of consecutiveplayers. From 1979 to 1982, he managed Rick Sutcliffe, Steve Howe, FernandoValenzuela and Steve Sax. From 1992 to 1995, he managed Eric Karros, MikePiazza, Ral Mondes and Hideo Nomo. Before retiring during the 1996 season, hehad also managed that year's rookie of the year, Todd Hollandsworth.
He was played by actor Arthur J. Nascarella in the ESPNmini-series The Bronx is Burning.
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