October 19, 2021

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The baseball world is losing one of its greatest legends

The baseball world is losing one of its greatest legends

Los Angeles is crying, Montreal too. True baseball legend Tommy Lassorda has died at the age of 93.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, which has been associated with Lasorda for seven decades, made the announcement on its Twitter account on Friday.

Lassorda’s death occurred Thursday evening following a cardio-respiratory arrest. Earlier this week, the famous manager left the hospital to return to his home. Lasorda, who was suffering from health problems, attended the Dodgers’ first World Series victory in 32 years, at least last October, before he died.

“Tommy Lassorda is one of the best managers known to our sport,” said Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. His passion, success, charisma and humor made him an international player, a position he used to promote our sport. ”

“In a franchise that celebrates some of the greatest baseball legends, no one wearing this uniform has embodied the Dodgers’ spirit better than Tommy Lazorda,” Dodgers president Stan Costen succumbed.

A star in Montreal

While Lasorda is an icon in Los Angeles, he has a rich history with Montreal.

Apparently, many baseball fans remember the day when he was the manager of Dodgers, he had a logo called USP! Boycotted during a 22-game game at the Olympic Stadium on August 23, 1989.

However, long ago, Lazarda was an excellent left-handed pitcher for the Madrid Royals, Dodgers franchise school club. [de Brooklyn et de Los Angeles] In the 1950s.

In the Hall of Fame

Eventually, he discovers his reputation as a manager in American major baseball. He led the Dodgers to two World Series victories in 1981 and 1988. Lazorda was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 1997.

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As Dodgers manager, he had a total of 1,599 regular season wins from 1976 to 1996. Expos nostalgia recalls that he was the one in charge of the Los Angeles club when Rick touched on Monday. A circuit to remove the Montreal arrangement, October 19, 1981 at the Olympic Stadium, during the National Championship Series.