Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 22, 1927
SpouseJo Lasorda
FactInducted into the Albuquerque [New Mexico] Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.


Tommy Lasorda is an American former professional baseball pitcher and manager. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997.

Lasorda was born on September 22, 1927, in Norristown, Pennsylvania. His parents, Sabatino and Carmella Lasorda, were both Italian immigrants. He has two older sisters, Millie and Marie. Lasorda was raised Catholic and attended St. Mary’s Parochial School.

Lasorda’s professional baseball career began in 1945, when he was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies. He played minor league baseball for several years before being called up to the Phillies’ major league roster in 1954. He pitched one season for the Phillies before being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1955.

Lasorda spent the next 14 years with the Dodgers, first as a player and then as a coach. He was named the Dodgers’ manager in 1976 and led the team to two World Series titles (1981 and 1988). He retired from managing after the 1996 season.

Lasorda’s career record as a manager is 1,599-1,439. He was named National League Manager of the Year four times (1983, 1985, 1988, and 1995).

Lasorda has been married twice. His first wife, Jo Lasorda, died in 1971. His second wife, Peggy Russell, whom he married in 1972, survives him. He has two daughters from his first marriage, Laura and Toni Lasorda.

Lasorda was hospitalized in November 2012 for a heart attack. He underwent open-heart surgery and was released from the hospital in December 2012.

As of 2019, Lasorda’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million.

General Info

Full NameTommy Lasorda
Date Of BirthSeptember 22, 1927
Height1.77 m
Weight79 kg
ProfessionVoice Actor, Manager, Soldier, Restaurateur, Baseball player, Businessperson
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseJo Lasorda
ChildrenTom Lasorda Jr., Laura Lasorda
ParentsCarmella Lasorda, Sabatino Lasorda
SiblingsHarry Lasorda, Edward A. Lasorda, Joey Lasorda, Morris Lasorda

Accomplishments

NominationsBest Coach/Manager ESPY Award
MoviesHomeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco, Ladybugs
TV ShowsThe Baseball Bunch

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1Kurt Bevacqua couldn't hit water if he fell out of a (expletive) boat!
2He was to people all over the world what a baseball player was supposed to be like. If you said to God, 'Create someone who is what a baseball player should be,' God would have created Joe DiMaggio. And He did.
3"Back when I broke in [as a player] we had one trainer who carried a bottle of rubbing alcohol and by the end of the seventh inning he had drunk it all." (on the large number of doctors and medical specialists associated with baseball teams in the 1990s)
4There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens.
5Baseball is like driving. It's the one who gets home safely that counts.
6I bleed Dodger blue!

Facts

#Fact
1Inducted into the Albuquerque [New Mexico] Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.
2Special Advisor to the Chairman of the Los Angeles Dodgers. [February 2005]
3Hospitalized in New York, after suffering a mild heart attack [June 5, 2012].
4Lasorda grew up a New York Yankees fan.
5Only son Tommy, Jr. died of complications from AIDS on 3 June 1991. Lasorda, who was estranged from him at the time, has refused to acknowledge Tommy's homosexuality.
6Managed Los Angeles Dodgers to 1977 and 1978 National League Pennants and 1981 and 1988 World Series Championships.
7He won pennants in 1977 and 1978, plus won the World Series in 1981 and 1988.
8At the 2001 All Star game, while acting as honorary 3rd base coach, Vladimir Guerrero's bat broke and hit Lasorda in the chest, knocking him to the ground. Barry Bonds tried to put a catcher's chest protector on Lasorda to protect him from further injury.
9Record of 0 won and 4 losses with an ERA of 6.52 with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Kansas City from 1954 to 1956.
10Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a manager in 1997.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco1996Lucky Lasorda (voice)
Life with Louie1995TV SeriesCoach Larry Rockwell
Ladybugs1992Coach Cannoli
Pink Panther and Sons1984TV SeriesAdditional Voices
CHiPs1982TV SeriesTommy Lasorda
Police Squad!1982TV SeriesTommy Lasorda
Americathon1979Jimmy Dunphy

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brewer's Boys2017announcedHimself
Davi's Way2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Bellator MMA Live2015TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Welcome to Dodgertown2015Documentary
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2014TV SeriesHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2013TV SeriesHimself
American Restoration2013TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes Sports2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Former Manager, L.A. Dodgers (segment "Dodger Green")
Face the Nation2012TV SeriesHimself - All-Star Baseball Panelist
Hell's Kitchen2011TV SeriesHimself - L.A. Dodgers Legend
Prime 92009-2011TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1997-2009TV SeriesHimself - At the World Series / Himself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
The Young and the Restless2009TV SeriesHimself
Bluetopia: The LA Dodgers Movie2009DocumentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2009TV SeriesHimself - Correspondent
2008 MLB All-Star Game2008TV SpecialHimself - Pre-Game Hall of Fame Ceremony
The Bachelorette2008TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
Living in TV Land2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2005TV SeriesHimself
1955, Seven Days of Fall2005DocumentaryHimself
Dodger Blue: The Championship Years2005VideoLA Dodgers Manager, 1977-96
Hannity & Colmes2005TV SeriesHimself
Hardball with Chris Matthews2005TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2004TV SeriesHimself
Cathedrals of the Game2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Dodger Manager
Beyond the Glory2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
Frank Sinatra: The Man and the Myth2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tim McCarver Show2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
100 Years of the World Series2003Video documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines Sunday2002TV SeriesHimself
The Man Show2002TV SeriesHimself
Sydney 2000 Olympics: Bud Greenspan's Gold from Down Under2001TV MovieHimself
Arli$$1996-2000TV SeriesHimself
Joe DiMaggio: The Final Chapter2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies1998TV Special documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997TV SeriesHimself
Everybody Loves Raymond1997TV SeriesHimself
1996 MLB All-Star Game1996TV SpecialHimself
Sunday Night Baseball1990-1996TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Dodgers Manager
Ed1996Himself
Sinatra: 80 Years My Way1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Howard Stern1995TV SeriesHimself
Advanced English: Interviews with the Famous1995TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994TV SeriesHimself
Now It Can Be Heard: The Sounds of Baseball1993Video documentaryHost
Comic Relief: Baseball Relief '931993TV MovieHimself
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHimself
Roberto Clemente: A Video Tribute to One of Baseball's Greatest Players and a True Humanitarian1993Video documentaryHimself
1993 MLB All-Star Game1993TV SpecialHimself - NL Coach
One on One with John Tesh1991-1992TV SeriesHimself
The Howard Stern Show1991TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1985-1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon1990TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1990TV SeriesHimself
Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Who's the Boss?1990TV SeriesHimself
WBO Jr. Lightweight Championship: Hector Camacho vs. Vinny Pazienza1990Himself - Audience Member
The Golden Decade of Baseball1990Video documentary
A Yabba-Dabba-Doo Celebration!: 50 Years of Hanna-Barbera1989TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Tom Lasorda)
1989 MLB All-Star Game1989TV SpecialHimself - NL Manager
The Boys1989TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1978-1989TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1989TV SeriesHimself
1988 World Series Video: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Oakland A's1988VideoHimself
1988 National League Championship Series1988TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Dodgers Manager
Don Rickles: Rickles on the Loose1986TV MovieHimself
This Week in Baseball1986TV SeriesAdditional Commentator (1997-)
1986 MLB All-Star Game1986TV SpecialHimself - NL Coach
WrestleMania 21986TV SpecialHimself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHimself
Silver Spoons1985TV SeriesHimself
Simon & Simon1985TV SeriesHimself
1985 National League Championship Series1985TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Dodgers Manager
1984 MLB All-Star Game1984TV SpecialHimself - NL Coach
Hee Haw1984TV SeriesHimself
1983 National League Championship Series1983TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Dodgers Manager
1983 MLB All-Star Game1983TV SpecialHimself - NL Coach
Just Men!1983TV SeriesHimself
Ya Gotta Believe1982DocumentaryHimself
1982 National League Championship Series1982TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Color Commentator
1982 MLB All-Star Game1982TV SpecialHimself - NL Manager
The Baseball Bunch1982TV Series documentaryThe Dugout Wizard
1981 World Series1981TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Dodgers Manager
1981 National League Championship Series1981TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Dodgers Manager
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1981TV SeriesHimself
Hart to Hart1979TV SeriesHimself
1979 MLB All-Star Game1979TV SpecialHimself - NL Manager
The Mike Douglas Show1977-1979TV SeriesHimself - Baseball Manager / Himself - Pro Baseball Manager
1978 National League Championship Series1978TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Dodgers Manager
1978 MLB All-Star Game1978TV SpecialHimself - NL Manager
Fantasy Island1978TV SeriesHimself
1977 World Series1977TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Dodgers Manager
1977 National League Championship Series1977TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Dodgers Manager
1977 MLB All-Star Game1977TV SpecialHimself - NL Coach

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Baseball Hall of Famer / Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2011TV SeriesHimself
Prime 92010-2011TV SeriesHimself
Rome Is Burning2008TV SeriesHimself
The Bronx Is Burning2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Baseball's 101 Funniest Moments1993Video documentary shortHimself
The 50 Greatest Home Runs in Baseball History1992Video documentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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