LASORDA NO LONGER DODGERS DEATH
American baseball legend Tommy Lasorda has died aged 93. Lasorda had a long journeyman stint as a baseball player culminating with two seasons playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the mid 1950s. However, it was his 20 year stint as manager of the Dodgers, now moved to Los Angeles, which launched him into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Under his management, the Dodgers won two championships, and had an over 50% match winning percentage in over 3000 matches. He retired in 1996 after suffering a heart attack, but recovered to become General Manager of the Dodgers, Vice-President of the Dodgers, mascot of the Dodgers and Special Envoy to the Vatican, of the Dodgers. Hang on, that last one is his job now… His on-off heart problems being well reported in December, Lasorda was popular with DDP players, with 17 in all going for him. This included Cancel My Appointments, The Conqueror Worm and joker points for DDP veterans JoeRam. They won this thing 19 years ago!
22 September 1927 – 7 January 2021