Lasorda embodied the spirit of the game for a lifetime
He was the heartbeat of his franchise for parts of eight decades, bleeding Dodger Blue as a pitcher, scout, coach and manager.
Thomas Charles Lasorda was the Dodgers, and his love for his team was only surpassed by the adoration of his fans.
Lasorda, who managed the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1976-1996, died on Jan. 7, 2021, at the age of 93. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997 following a career in which he won 1,599 games, two World Series and two more National League pennants – all with the Dodgers.
“Guys ask me, don't I get burned out?” Lasorda said. “How can you get burned out doing something you love?”
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum