The baseball community lost a legend last night with the passing of Hall of Fame Dodgers’ manager Tommy Lasorda, who passed away of a heart attack at his home. The legendary manager who spent seven decades in the Dodgers’ organization was 93.
According to a release from the team, Lasorda suffered a sudden cardiopulmonary arrest just after 10 pm last night. He was transported to the hospital, and EMTs attempted resuscitation, but he was unable to be revived and was pronounced dead at 10:57 pm.
Lasorda managed the Dodgers from 1976 to 1996, winning two World Series titles, four National League pennants, and eight division crowns. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997 by the veteran’s committee.
“My family, my partners and I were blessed to have spent a lot of time with Tommy,” said Mark Walter, Dodgers owner and Chairman in an official release from the organization.
“He was a great ambassador for the team and baseball, a mentor to players and coaches, he always had time for an autograph and a story for his many fans, and he was a good friend. He will be dearly missed.”
Lasorda is survived by his wife of 70 years, Jo, and his daughter Laura and granddaughter Emily Tess.