Dodgers News: Tommy Lasorda Passes Away at 93-Years Old



It’s a sad day for the city of Los Angeles as the Dodgers announced that Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda passed away at the age of 93 late Thursday night. 

According to the announcement, Lasorda suffered a cardiopulmonary arrest at home and was transferred to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:57 PM. Members of the organization released statements regarding Lasorda and what he meant to the franchise. 

Although his passing is unfortunate news to hear, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise as the 93-year old was hospitalized for months in the hospital for heart-related issues. He also spent some time in the intensive care unit.

Lasorda’s time with the Dodgers reaches over seven decades as he’s filled many different roles for Los Angeles during his career. His most memorable role is of course being the manager from 1976-1996 where he led the Dodgers to two World Series where they achieved ultimate greatness. There’s no doubt he has gone down as one of the best managers of the franchise and will be remembered as an all-time great. Thankfully, before his passing, the Dodgers were able to grant him his wish of seeing the organization win one more World Series.

To quote the movie Sandlot, “Remember kid, there’s heroes and there’s legends: Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.” Los Angeles will mourn the absence of a true legend and his legacy will live on forever. Rest in peace Tommy Lasorda.

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