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Tommy Lasorda        

Special Advisor to the Chairman of the LA Dodgers; National Baseball Hall of Famer, 2-Time Manager of the Year & 2-Time World Series Champion

Thomas Charles Lasorda is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, coach, and manager, who is best known for his two decades at the helm of the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 2018, he marked his 69th season in one capacity or another with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers organization, the longest tenure anyone has had with the team, edging Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully by three seasons. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a manager in 1997. Since the death of Red Schoendienst in June 2018, he has been the oldest living Hall of Famer.

He was named vice president of the Dodgers in 1996 after retiring as manager, a position he had held for the previous 20 seasons. Lasorda assumed all player personnel responsibilities when he was named the Dodgers' interim general manager in June 1998. He relinquished his general manager duties when he was promoted to senior vice president in September 1998.

In his current position, Lasorda reports directly to the Office of the Chairman, serving as an advisor on all areas of the Dodgers organization. Lasorda's current responsibilities include scouting, evaluating, and teaching minor league players; acting as an advisor and ambassador for the Dodgers' international affiliations; and representing the franchise at more than 150 speaking engagements and appearances for various charities, private groups, and military personnel each year. He has spoken to troops at more than 40 military bases around the world, including a five-country goodwill tour in 2009 with Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, with whom he visited troops throughout the Middle East.

Lasorda's career as a major league pitcher consisted of two seasons with the Dodgers and one year with Kansas City. He pitched in four games for the 1955 Dodgers - the first Dodgers team ever to win a World Series. He holds the all-time International League record for career wins (125) for the Montreal Royals. Lasorda has won numerous awards including three Manager of the Year Awards and the Humanitarian Award from the Philadelphia BBWWA chapter. He was the recipient of the first Milton Richman Memorial Award by the Association of Professional Baseball Players of America.

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Dodgers will honor former manager Tommy Lasorda on his 87th birthday at Monday night's game against the ...

Tommy Lasorda Wants Dodgers to Win World Series Before He Dies ...

Tommy Lasorda's speech at Sunday's post-game pep rally puts a lot of pressure on the team to win it all, now.

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Tommy Lasorda among those congratulating Mike Piazza, Ken ...

Tommy Lasorda among those to congratulate Mike Piazza, Ken Griffey Jr.

WATCH: Mike Piazza talks Tommy Lasorda's influence in Hall of ...

Lasorda asked Dodgers brass for a favor in the 62nd round -- and it turned out to be Piazza.

Here's Bobby Valentine Lovingly Wiping Crumbs Off Tommy ...

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