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Also Known As: Thomas Charles Lasorda Died:
Born: September 22, 1927 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA Profession:

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Thomas Charles Lasorda was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania on September 22, 1927. By the time he donned the Brooklyn Dodgers blue 27 years later, he was just plain old "Tommy." Lasorda is most famous for being the pot-bellied manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, overseeing more than 3,000 games as their skipper. But decades before that, he was a considerably slimmer, hard-throwing pitcher who played in professional and semi-professional leagues from Central America to Quebec.

Thomas Charles Lasorda was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania on September 22, 1927. By the time he donned the Brooklyn Dodgers blue 27 years later, he was just plain old "Tommy." Lasorda is most famous for being the pot-bellied manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, overseeing more than 3,000 games as their skipper. But decades before that, he was a considerably slimmer, hard-throwing pitcher who played in professional and semi-professional leagues from Central America to Quebec.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 This Old Cub (2004) Himself
3.
 Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996) Voice Of Lucky Lasorda
4.
 Ed (1996) Lasorda
5.
 Life Remembers (1993)
6.
 Ladybugs (1992) Coach Cannoli
7.
 Americathon (1979) Ring Announcer
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1945:
Signed with the Philadelphia Phillies as an undrafted free agent; began professional baseball career with the Concord Weavers
1945:
Served on active duty with the U.S. Army
1948:
Returned to play with the Schenectady Blue Jays of the Canadian-American League
1955:
Won a World Series ring as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers
1956:
Played for the Kansas City Athletics
1976:
Managed the Los Angeles Dodgers; team won 1977 and 1978 National League Pennants, as well as 1981 and 1988 World Series Championships under his management
1978:
Guest starred as himself on "Fantasy Island" (ABC)
1979:
Made film acting debut in the comedy "Americathon"
1992:
Played supporting role in the sports comedy "Ladybugs," starring Rodney Dangerfield and Jackée Harry
1996:
Voiced the character Lucky Lasorda in the family film "Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco"
1997:
Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a manager
1997:
Retired from baseball due to a heart attack; named Vice President of the Dodgers
2000:
Came out of retirement to manage Team U.S.A. at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia; team won gold medal over Cuba
2006:
Appeared in a series of commercials promoting the MLB Playoffs for ESPN and Fox
2007:
Played by actor Arthur J. Nascarella in the ESPN miniseries "The Bronx is Burning"
2011:
Appeared on an episode of the reality series "Hell's Kitchen" (Fox)
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