A tragic day in the city of Los Angeles yesterday as Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, a member of the Hall of Fame, passed away at the age of 93.
In honor of Tommy, the pylons at Los Angeles International Airport, City Hall, SoFi Stadium, downtown Los Angeles have been lit in Dodgers blue and white Friday evening to honor the memory of the great Tommy Lasorda who has been the heart and soul of Los Angeles.
Tommy Lasorda was an icon here on Los Angeles. Lasorda managed the Los Angeles Dodgers to two world champions from 1976 to 1996 and was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in 1997. As manager, he steered the Dodgers to two World Series titles and won 1,599 games during his career. He was the first National League manager to win two pennants in the first two seasons. Lasorda also managed the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic baseball team in the 2000 Sydney Games.
Lasorda spent 71 years with the Dodgers organization.
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