It was a weekend of smiles, emotions and memories last weekend in Tollo, Italy for Laura Lasorda, daughter of Tommy and Jo Lasorda. Accompanied with an entourage of friends and family, Laura Lasorda visited Tollo tracing the ancestral roots of her grandfather Sabatino Lasorda, who left this small town known for its fine Abruzzese cuisine and wine i...

Tollo Mayor Angelo Radica welcomes FIBS President Andrea Marcon and Laura Lasorda for the official signing of the Tollo and Fullerton Sister City agreement and weekend celebration Tollo Mayor Angelo Radica will sign the official Sister City agreement with Fullerton, California on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11 am in honor of Tommy Lasorda and his pare...

After Tommy Lasorda’s passing on Jan. 7 last year, many shared their remembrances of the larger-than-life Hall of Famer. Among them, Dodgers past and present offered their condolences and their memories of the legendary manager and baseball ambassador who bled Dodger blue until the end. Another way to recall the joy Tommy brought to so many is thro...

The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame will offer a special salute to Tommy Lasorda at a virtual gala and induction ceremony on June 23. “Tommy Lasorda was one of the Hall’s biggest fans,” NIASHF President Ron Onesti says. “It’s only fitting to pay tribute to him.” Testimonials by Kirk Gibson, Steve Garvey, Orel Hershiser, Ron Cey, Mike...

Baltimore Orioles first baseman / outfielder and Italian American Trey Mancini has been an inspiration. After battling cancer, he is back on the field in 2021 and will be honored by the Italian American Baseball Foundation as the Tommy Lasorda Award recipient at this year’s awards gala. “It is our honor and privilege to recognize Trey for his deter...

Tommy Lasorda spent his life prophesying his death. His most famous sayings, the wisecracks that he repeated until they became Dodgers lore, were all about mortality: the flesh and the divine. If you were to slit his wrists, Lasorda said a million times, he would bleed Dodger blue. Examine his heart, which doctors did after he suffered coronaries i...

As current president of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, and someone who has been blessed to call Tommy Lasorda a close friend for more than 30 years because of it, I was deeply saddened this week as we lost another American hero. The Hall of Fame began as an Italian American Boxing Hall of Fame in 1977, founded by George Randazzo...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) sends its condolences to the family of Tommy Lasorda who passed away last night at the age of 93. As a World Series champion, MLB Hall of Famer and former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers for 20 years, Mr. Lasorda committed eight decades of his life to the game and will be sorely missed. “We are dee...

Pugnacious Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda, who skippered the Los Angeles Dodgers to four league pennants and two world titles, has died. He was 93. The Dodgers announced Friday that Lasorda suffered a sudden cardiopulmonary arrest at his home and was transported to a hospital, where he died. "Regarded by many as baseball's most popular ambassad...

Dodgers legend and Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda has been released from the hospital and is now resting comfortably at home, the team announced on Tuesday evening. Lasorda, 93, had been hospitalized since the middle of November and for part of that time was in intensive care. The team provided no further information on his hospitalization.  La...