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Tommy Lasorda Biography

Born For Baseball, Starts A Half-century With The Dodgers, An Outstanding Manager, Olympic Gold

1927-

American baseball manager

Tommy Lasorda has been called one of the most successful managers in baseball history. In 20 years as a manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, he led his team to a total of eight division titles. Also on his watch, the Dodgers went to the World Series four times, winning it twice (in 1981, and again in 1988). He retired as Dodger manager in 1996, and became a Dodgers vice president. In 1999, with a total of 50 years with the Dodgers under his belt, he managed the United States Olympic baseball team, leading it to its first-ever Olympic gold medal at the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney.

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