LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Dodgers put on a big birthday bash for Tommy Lasorda, who celebrated his 90th birthday Friday.
After festivities that included birthday tributes and special guest appearances, the Dodgers gave him the perfect present. A fifth consecutive N.L. West title with a 4-2 win over the San Francisco Giants.
Fans were able to sign birthday cards to Lasorda on the top deck, left reserve level, behind the right field pavilion and the left field plaza.
Post game Fireworks were set to music by Frank Sinatra, Lasorda’s favorite singer. Sinatra sang the national anthem on Lasorda’s first opening day game as the Dodgers manager in 1977.
Lasorda managed the Dodgers from 1976 to 1996, guiding the team to four World Series appearances, including championships in 1981 and 1988. He was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997.
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