Bronze Statue Of Tommy Lasorda Unveiled In The Dominican Republic

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Dodgers’ legend Tommy Lasorda is forever immortalized.

A bronze statue depicting the Hall of Famer was unveiled Friday in the Dominican Republic, the team announced.

The statue stands at the ‘Paseo de los Immortales’ in La Romana.

Lasorda, 84, serves as Special Advisor to the Chairman of the Dodgers and has worked for the team for six decades.

Lasorda has longstanding ties to Latin America as he spent three seasons in the Dominican Republic.

In 1997, Lasorda was elected to the U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame.

He is a founding member of the Latino Baseball Hall of Fame and serves as their Goodwill Ambassador, according to the team.

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