Fullerton Plans a Full Day Celebration to Honor the Life of Tommy Lasorda

Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda

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According to our friends at Dodgers Nation ,the City of Fullerton will honor the life and legacy of Tommy Lasorda this coming month with a full day of celebrations planned on his birthday. The OC Register reported that city leaders plan to declare September 22nd - 'Tommy Lasorda Day' in his honor. Tommy's 94th birthday would have been this September. The Dodgers Hall of Fame manager passed earlier this year due to a heart attack at his home in Fullerton. And that is where Tommy called home for the last 7 decades, all while being a part of the organization. 

'He passed just a week into this new year … and he was, you know, arguably the most famous, most well-known celebrity in the city at the time. And I felt badly at the time, because with the lockdown and the pandemic, we weren’t able to really pay tribute to him'. Said Fullerton Mayor Bruce Whitaker

Thankfully, Tommy did get to watch his Dodgers win one more title before he passed. He made the trip out to Texas in October to watch the boys take one home, their first world title since the 1988 season when Tommy was manager. The Dodgers manager guided the team to 2 World Series championships in his long tenure with Los Angeles. Even when he stopped his managerial career, Tommy was always there. Few people represent a team more than he did. (Dodgers Nation)

God Bless You Tommy!!! You were always SUCH A LIGHT...for the team, for the fans, for anyone who met you🙂 What a great day to celebrate you!! I met him/saw him many times over the years at Dodger Stadium and Dodger events...I never wanted to bug him for a pic, but SO HAPPY my friend Phil did on the 4th of July a few years ago...its our ONLY pic :) RIP Tommy 😢💙⚾

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