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Dodgers legendary manager Tom Lasorda dies at age 93 of a heart attack

Dodgers legendary manager Tom Lasorda dies at age 93 of a heart attack

Tom Lasorda, who in 20 years as the Dodgers manager won two World Series championships, four National League pennants and eight division titles and always insisted that he bled Dodger blue out of loyalty to the organization, has died at age 93.

In and out of the hospital in recent years for heart, back and shoulder problems, Lasorda, suffered a sudden cardiopulmonary arrest at his home Thursday night and was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later.

Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda of the Brooklyn Dodgers poses for a picture in 1955. Lasorda pitched two seasons in Brooklyn and one in Kansas City before later going on to manage the Dodgers in Los Angeles from 1976-96. BL-2600-68 (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

Lasorda managed the Dodgers from 1976 to 1996, was named NL Manager of the Year twice and won 1,599 career games.

In total, Lasorda was with the Dodgers organization for 71 seasons, including 14 as a special advisor to the chairman.

A Pennsylvania native, Lasorda is survived by his wife of 70 years Jo, as well as their daughter Laura, and a granddaughter Emily Tess.


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