Tommy Lasorda, arguably one of the biggest sporting legends in the world, has died.
He was ninety-three...
And we all knew and loved Lasorda for his charisma in the world of baseball.
via: GettyHe started out as a player and then worked up to become manager and executive for 71 seasons before his sudden death.
Most notably, he was known for being the charismatic manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
via: GettyHe lived and breathed baseball, with the love for his team staying with him throughout his life. In 2014 he told USA Today: "I want to keep working for the Dodgers until the day I die. That's the truth."
And that's exactly what he did.
via: GettyThis morning, the baseball team received some unfortunate news which they relayed to fans in an emotional statement.
Dodger president and CEO Stan Kasten said this:
via: Getty"In a franchise that has celebrated such great legends of the game, no one who wore the uniform embodied the Dodger spirit as much as Tommy Lasorda."
via: Getty"A tireless spokesman for baseball, his dedication to the sport and the team he loved was unmatched. He was a champion who at critical moments seemingly willed his teams to victory. The Dodgers and their fans will miss him terribly. Tommy is quite simply irreplaceable and unforgettable."
It was reported by TMZ today that Lasorda suffered a cardiopulmonary arrest at his home.
via: GettyHe was transported to the hospital but did not make it and was later pronounced dead at 10:57 PM on January 7th, 2021.
RIP Tommy, you were a true legend.
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