Published 9:20 PM EST, Fri January 8, 2021
Tommy Lasorda, a baseball Hall of Famer who spent seven decades in the Dodgers organization, died on Thursday, January 7, at the age of 93. Lasorda had a sudden cardiopulmonary arrest while home and less than an hour later, he was pronounced dead, the team said in a statement.
Lasorda started playing professional baseball at the age of 18 and went on to become a manager, winning the World Series twice with the Dodgers.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Jo; their daughter, Laura, and granddaughter Emily Tess.
"I bleed Dodger blue and when I die, I'm going to the big Dodger in the sky," Lasorda once said.