We remember Tommy Lasorda (1927 – 2021) who played with the Almendares team in Cuba

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 record was 0-4. On his way to the majors, he played with Almendares and Marianao of the Cuban Winter League.

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.

Lasorda was one of the game’s greatest ambassadors.

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