Together Again: Dodgers mourning the death of Jo Lasorda, widow of the legendary manager

Together Again: Dodgers mourning the death of Jo Lasorda, widow of the legendary manager

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Mourning has come once again to the franchise of Los angeles dodgers, that eight and a half months after losing the legendary Tommy lasorda announced the death of his widow.

Jo lasorda He passed away Monday night at his home in Fullerton, California. He was 91 years old.

Born in Greenville, South Carolina, Jo met Tom Lasorda when he was with the city’s minor league team. Eventually they were married on April 14, 1950 and were married for 70 years. The Lasorda are survived by their daughter Laura and granddaughter Emily.

Tom Lasorda, one of the most iconic Dodgers in history, died on January 7 at the age of 93. His legacy in baseball is enormous, not only because of athletic achievements, but because of an incomparable charisma that allowed him to be an international ambassador for baseball.

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With the Dodgers organization, Tommy Lasorda was a player, scout, minor league manager and obviously team manager, a position he held from 1976 to 1996 with 1,599 games won and two World Series championships.

In this year 2021, the Dodgers also mourned the deaths of Sandy Scully, wife of the legendary chronicler Vin Scully; Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton and even Larry King, the TV host who was a die-hard Dodgers fan.

The Dodgers wear two black patches on their uniform throughout this season: one to honor Lasorda and one to remember Sutton.

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