We remember Tommy ‘Almendares’ Lasorda (1927 – 2021)

Thomas Charles Lasorda was born in Norristown, PA, on this day in 1927 and died in January 2021.

Lasorda broke with the Dodgers in 1954 and played a couple of seasons. His overall pitching record was 0-4. He also played in the old Cuban Winter League with Almendares. My late father brought this to my attention when he saw Lasorda doing an interview.

We remember him as the manager of the Dodgers: 1,599 wins, World Series champs in 1981 & 1988, NL champs in 1977 & 1978 plus NL West divisional champs in 1983 & 1985. He joined The Hall of Fame in 1997.

Lasorda was one of the game’s greatest ambassadors and one of many major leagues who played in Cuba,

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