Dodgers players share fond memories of Tommy Lasorda following his death.
The Los Angeles Dodgers organization lost a legend on Friday when it announced that former manager, Tommy Lasorda, had died. This comes just days after another Dodgers legend, the wife of Vin Scully, also died.
Dodgers players and members of the organization took to social media to share their memories of the man who was a member of the baseball organization for decades.
“He told the same stories and the same jokes over and over again. I still listened and laughed the same each time. His ability to command a room and make people laugh is what I will remember most. When I got drafted and came to Dodger Stadium, my mom came with me and we got to meet Tommy that day. Every single time I saw him from that time on he asked me how she was doing and called her by her name, Marianne. Thankful for the time we had together, and most thankful that he could be here to see us win the whole thing. RIP Tommy.”
Other players and Dodgers staff recalled memories or offered their condolences. Even some former players and broadcast partners shared their thoughts.
Even other teams recognized one of the greatest figures in all of baseball
Celebrities also offered their well wishes to the family and friends of Lasorda
The Dodgers won the World Series for the first time since 1988 … when Lasorda was manager.