Thomas Charles Lasorda
( twitter: @TommyLasorda)
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 175 lb.
Born: September 22, 1927 in Norristown, PA
High School: Norristown HS (Norristown, PA) by the Signed Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1945.
( All Transactions) Debut: August 5, 1954 (Age 26)
vs. STL 3.0 IP, 6 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 3 ER Lost 1956 Rookie Status: [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Dodgers 1954-1956 Final Game: July 8, 1956 (Age 28)
vs. CLE 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Manager in 1997.
View at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
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News -- April 2014
4/15 Grading on the Curve: Jackie Robinson Day: Looking back at the Montreal Royals: On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier on his way to a Hall of Fame career. Today is the only day any baseball ...
4/7 Twinstrivia.com: According to Elias: Chris Colabello drove in four runs in Minnesota’s win in Cleveland yesterday, increasing his total this season to 11 RBIs. ... News -- February 2014
2/17 elysianfielders.com: This Day in Giants History: February 17, 1980: While taping separate interviews at KNBC-TV studios in Burbank, Giants coach Jim Lefebvre and Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda trade ... News -- January 2014
1/11 Baseballhotcorner.com: Mike Piazza To Remain In Hall Of Fame Purgatory For Another Year: The writers have spoken and for the second year in a row Mike Piazza will remain in Hall of Fame purgatory for yet another year. ...
1/7 Mets Merized: Mike Piazza: Out of The Cage and Into the Metsmerized Hall of Fame: The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! Russ Hodges’ broadcast of Bobby Thomson’s home run is the most famous ... News -- November 2013
11/15 Dodgerscribe.com: Those Who Don’t Learn From History Are Doomed To Repeat It: Congratulations to Clayton Kershaw for being the almost-unanimous winner of the 2013 National League Cy Young Award. Kershaw’s ... News -- October 2013
10/16 Baseballhotcorner.com: Lasorda Can’t Wait To Be Reunited With Don Drysdale In Dodger Heaven: Los Angeles Dodgers legend Tom Lasorda picks long-time friend Don Drysdale as the former Dodger player he is most excited to be ... News -- July 2013
7/9 Kevin Slowey Was Framed: 20 Minnesota Twins Trades: Kevin Tapani for Coom-Dog... and others.: In July of 1995, the Twins traded away one of their most po**** players and their closer, Rick Aguilera. Then, they traded ... News -- June 2013
6/11 PaulLebowitz.com: The Reality of Legacies and Latter Round MLB Draft Picks: As nice and uplifting a story as the Diamondbacks drafting of paralyzed former Arizona State player Cory Hahn in the 34th round ... News -- May 2013
5/8 Billy-Ball.com: Shin-Soo Choo Hits a Walkoff Homer of Craig Kimbrel: The Reds Devin Mesoraco hit a full-count two out tying home run off the Braves Craig Kimbrel which was quickly followed by Shin-Soo ...
5/6 Billy-Ball.com: Sign of the Apocalypse: Tommy Lasorda to be Commencement speaker: Los Angeles Dodger legend Tommy Lasorda and political consultant Joe Trippi (Howard Dean‘s losing presidential campaign) ... News -- April 2013
4/19 The Cardboard Examiner: ONE SIZE DOESN'T FIT ALL: Maybe you've heard that Topps is in the apparel business these days. Yep, a company that began manufacturing chewing ... News -- January 2013
1/23 Mets360.com: Mike Piazza, retired numbers and the Mets Hall of Fame: Retired numbers and putting people into whatever Hall of Fame, Walk of Fame, Monument Park or whatever a team honors it’s past ... News -- May 2012
5/18 PaulLebowitz.com: There’s No Rift In Anaheim: Speculation about a rift between Angels’ manager Mike Scioscia and the new GM Jerry Dipoto rose greatly when—to the displeasure ...
5/16 PaulLebowitz.com: Hatcher’s Firing Was Inevitable: In an unavoidable decision, the Angels fired hitting coach Mickey Hatcher—ESPN Story. I called it on April 30th in the ... News -- January 2012
1/17 PaulLebowitz.com: Jorge Posada and the Hall of Fame: Jorge Posada is reportedly set to announce his retirement. Let’s take a look at his Hall of Fame credentials. — Comparable ...
1/8 PaulLebowitz.com: Jorge Posada and the Hall of Fame: Jorge Posada is reportedly set to announce his retirement. Let’s take a look at his Hall of Fame credentials. — Comparable ... News -- December 2011
12/8 The Writer's Journey: Retired Numbers: #2: Uniform #2 has been retired by four MLB teams. All of those honored are in the Hall of Fame. There is little doubt that the New ... News -- November 2011
11/30 PaulLebowitz.com: The Red Sox Out-of-Book Experience with Bobby Valentine: The Red Sox made the smart and gutsy decision to shun the “middle-manager” nonsense that came en vogue after Moneyball ... News -- August 2011
8/24 NY Baseball Digest: Original Scouting Reports on Santana, Seaver, and Koufax: During my visit to the Hall of Fame I came across quite a few interesting pieces. Throughout the next week I will share some of ... News -- April 2011
4/19 NY Baseball Digest: Fields Diary Brings Back Memories of Cone’s Gaffe: Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda thinks David Cone is one fine writer. “I think it was one of the best articles I’ve ... News -- November 2010
11/16 The Captain's Blog: Leading by Example: Picking an All-Time Team of All Star Managers: After losing out to Mike Quade in his bid to become manager of the Chicago Cubs, Hall of Famer and team icon Ryne Sandberg has ...