True legend Tommy Lasorda has passed away. He had a long history of heart problems. He had been taken to the hospital in November and in the ICU a couple weeks. He ultimately got to go home again earlier this week after seven weeks in the hospital. Unfortunately there was another heart attack yesterday. He was 93.
He managed the Dodgers from 1976-1996. He led them to two WS titles, four NL pennants, 8 division titles, and 1599 wins overall. After his retirement he remained a fixture around the the Dodgers for the remainder of his life.
It’s not hyperbole to call him the true face of their franchise, and he became beloved by baseball fans everywhere regardless of team allegiance. Caps off to one of the great ones.