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Tommy Lasorda Still has Sour Grapes About His Pitching Career

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Tommy Lasorda has never been happy that the Dodgers sent him down to the Minor Leagues in 1955 despite which young pitcher took his spot in the rotation.

Tommy Lasorda has always been known as a great ambassador to Baseball, and a long time manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He’ll be the first to tell you that he was a quality Major League pitcher who shouldn’t have been sent down to the minors in 1955. He remembers the bad choice the Dodgers management made in sending him down and who took his spot in the rotation.

Tommy Lasorda
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Pitcher / Manager
Born: September 22, 1927 (age 89)
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
August 5, 1954, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
July 8, 1956, for the Kansas City Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0–4
Earned run average 6.48
Strikeouts 37
Managerial record 1,599–1,439
Winning % .526
Teams
As player

As manager

Career highlights and awards
Member of the National
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Inducted 1997
Election Method Veterans Committee

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