|Celebrated Name:||Tommy Lasorda|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Thomas Charles Lasorda|
|Age:||92 years old|
|Birth Date:||September 22, 1927|
|Birth Place:||Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Jo Lasorda (m. 1950)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Tom Lasorda Jr., Laura Lasorda)|
|Is Tommy Lasorda Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||American former Major League Baseball pitcher, coach, and manager|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$18 Million|
|Last Updated:||August 2020|
Thomas Charles Lasorda is a famous former MLB (Major League Baseball) pitcher, instructor, and manager in America. He is well-known for spending two decades in managing the LA Dodgers. In the year 2018, Thomas marked his sixty-ninth season with the LA Dodgers organization. This has been the longest tenure ever with the team. Thomas was inducted as a manager into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in the year 1997. After the demise of Red Schoendienst in 2018, Thomas is regarded as the oldest living Hall of Fame.
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Early Life & Biography
Lasorda was born on September 22, 1927, in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States. He is the second child of his parents. He has four siblings. His three brothers, named Edward, Morris, and Joseph, have died. Only he and his one more brother is alive. From the childhood days, his family used to practice Roman Catholic culture. Since when he was a teen, he has been an outspoken person. As he grew old, he became famous for his vibrant and colorful personality.
Lasorda got married to Jo Lasorda in the Catholic Church in 1950. She is a Baptist. The couple celebrated their 60th marriage anniversary in 2010. The couple met in Jo’s birthplace of Greenville, South Carolina. At that time, Lasorda was playing for the Greenville Spinners.
The couple has spent over fifty years in Fullerton, California. They have two children. Their son Tom Jr. has died due to AIDS in 1991. They have named one youth center and gymnasium in his memory on September 7, 1997. They have ingrained Catholic culture in their children as well. The couple s very religious. They offer a mass every Sunday when the priest visits Dodger games for Catholic players.
Lasorda is the godfather to Alex Avila, a catcher with the Minnesota Twins and Thomas Piazza, the younger sibling of MLB Hall of Fame catcher named Mike Piazza. On June 3, 2012, Lasorda suffered from a heart attack and was admitted to a hospital in NYC.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on September 22 1927, Tommy Lasorda is 92 years old as of today’s date 5th August 2020. His height is 6 ft tall, and his weight is 110 kg.
Lasorda started his professional basketball career with the Concord Weavers of the Class D North Carolina State League. In 1948, he played with the Schenectady Blue Jays of the American- Canadian League.
On May 31, 1948, he made a professional record against Amsterdam Rugmakers in a fifteen-inning game and made his team won by taking the winning single.
Between 1948 to 1950, Lasorda participated in Canal Zone Baseball League that took place in Panama. He pitched for the Cristobal Motta’s and registered a win in the championship.
Between 1950 to 1952 and 1958 to 1960, Lasorda also played for Almendares and compiled a 16–13 record in four seasons.
On August 5, 1954, Lasorda made his debut in the major league while playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
For being the member of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers, Lasorda was honored with a World Series ring in the World Series in 1955.
He played for two seasons for the Dodgers, followed by one season for the Kansas City Athletics Between 1956 and 1957, he played in twenty-two games for the Triple-A Denver Bears.
Awards & Achievements
Lasorda has achieved the following awards and achievements for his wonderful career in basketball.
As a third base coach, Lasorda trained the 2001 All-Star Game.
In 1970, he was awarded the Sporting News Minor League Manager of the Year.
In 1977, he became the UPI & AP Manager of the Year.
In 1981, he became the AP Manager of the Year.
In 1988, he was honored with the Baseball America Manager of the Year and Sporting News Co-Manager of the Year Award.
In 2000, he was given Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award by the US Sports Academy.
To honor his commendable contribution, Minor planet 6128 Lasorda was named after him.
Lasorda secured Gold medal in the Olympic Games by getting first place in 2000 Sydney Team.
Tommy Lasorda was invited in 2007 at White House Tee Ball Initiative.
Tommy Lasorda was named Vice-President of the Dodgers upon his retirement from managing in 1996.
Net Worth & Salary of Tommy Lasorda in 2020
Tommy Lasorda has a projected net worth of $18 million as of August 2020. In the mid-1940s, Lasorda started with his professional level baseball career by signing a playing contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Next, he played for the Concord Weavers and Canadian-American League. After playing several games, he got another opportunity to sign a deal with the Dodgers in the year 1949 and started playing for it in 1954.
Later, he played for the Kansas City Athletics. Besides serving a long-standing career as a player, he became a trainer and manager in basketball. He became the winner of two World Series championships. He was named as “NL League Manager of the Year” two times. Lasorda also managed the Olympics US National Team in 2000, which won Gold. Lasorda also appeared in the television show as The Baseball Bunch, Hanna-Barbera’s 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration.
Tommy Lasorda is a professional level American baseball player that has influenced and inspired several basketball players. He has become a role model for many aspiring players for exhibiting exemplary talent as a player and coach.