There are some days where bringing you Dodgers news is the highlight of my day. This is not one of those days. Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda has passed away at the age of 93, as confirmed today by the team.
Tommy had been suffering from issues with his heart as of late, landing him in the hospital for quite some time following the Dodgers Wolrd Series win. The most recent report was that he was able to return home after spending weeks in the Intensive Care Unit, and even more time under the care of doctors.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) January 8, 2021
Tommy spent 71 seasons in total with the Dodgers in some capacity, with the last 14 years spent as a special advisor. Tommy leaves behind his wife Jo, who he married 70 years ago in April of 1950. He will be so very missed in Los Angeles, and there will truly never be anyone like Tommy.
Lasorda took over as manager of the Dodgers in 1976 when Walter Alston retired. Tommy would go on to win almost 1600 games, including 2 World Series and Gold Medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.