Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda has died at the age of 93. The colorful Lasorda managed the Dodgers to two World Series Championships 1981 and in 1988 during his two decades as manager- 1976-1996. Lasorda who always said he bled “Dodger Blue”- began his major league career as a pitcher from 1954-56. After his playing career ended he was hired as a scout with the Dodgers in 1960 before becoming a minor league manager then third base coach for the Dodgers before replacing Walter Alston as Dodger manager when Alston retired in 1976. Lasorda’s record as a manager was 1599 wins and 1439 losses. He was named Manager of the Year in the National League twice. In 2000 he came back to manager Team USA in the 2000 Olympics- leading the USA to the Gold Medal.
In the first week of 2021- a Pro Football Hall of Famer [Floyd Little} a Professional Basketball Hall of Famer-[Paul Westphal} and now a Baseball Hall of Famer in Lasorda have died.