Sources: Los Angeles Dodgers and Major League Baseball (Information):
Fullerton, California: Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda has died.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Major League Baseball announced the passing of Tommy Lasorda who spent seven decades in the Dodgers organization.
Tommy Lasorda suffered a sudden heart attack at his home in Fullerton, California late Thursday evening, and resuscitation attempts were made on the way to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 11 p.m. PT on Thursday, January 7th, 2021.
Tommy Lasorda had a history of heart problems, including a heart attack in 1996 that ended his managerial career and another in 2012 that required him to have a pacemaker.
“He was a great ambassador for the team and baseball, a mentor to players and coaches, he always had time for an autograph and a story for his many fans and he was a good friend. He will be dearly missed,” said Los Angeles Dodgers Owner and Chairman Mark Walter.
Tommy Lasorda had a record of 1,599-1,439 while managing the Dodgers from 1976-96, guiding them to World Series championships in 1981 and ’88.
The franchise won four National League pennants and eight division titles under Tommy Lasorda .
ZachNews and the community send our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Tommy Lasorda.