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Tommy Lasorda

Pitcher / Manager
Born: September 22, 1927 (1927-09-22) (age 93)
Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Batted: Left Threw: Left 
MLB debut
August 5, 1954 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
July 8, 1956 for the Kansas City Athletics
Career statistics
Win–loss record     0–4
Earned run average     6.48
Strikeouts     37
Managerial record     1,599–1,439
Winning %     .526
As player

As manager

Career highlights and awards
* 2× World Series champion (1981, 1988)
Member of the National
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Induction     1997
Election Method     Veterans Committee

Thomas Charles Lasorda (born September 22, 1927) is a former Major League Baseball player. He has had a lengthy career in sports management.

In 2009, he marked his sixth decade in one capacity or another with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers organization, the longest discontinuous (he played one season with the Kansas City Athletics) tenure anyone has had with the team, edging Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully by two seasons. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a manager in 1997.

Lasorda came out of retirement to manage the United States team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. He led the Americans to the gold medal, beating heavily favored Cuba, which had won the gold medals at the two previous Olympics.

With the death of Red Schoendienst on June 6, 2018, Lasorda is the oldest living Hall-of-Famer.

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