Call it a career: MLB ump Winters opted out in '20, now done
FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, home plate umpire Mike Winters looks on during the eighth inning of a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Oakland Athletics in Detroit. After more than three decades of hard work as a big league umpire, Winters is retiring. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)After more than three decades of hard work as a big league umpire, Mike Winters is ready to loaf. But I’m getting there.”One of 12 umps to opt out during the pandemic-shortened season, the 62-year-old Winters has made it official. The reworked schedule gave Winters a chance to reconsider, but he already was looking ahead to days off the diamond.
Don Sutton, Hall of Fame pitcher for Dodgers, dies at 75
The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, said Sutton died at his home in Rancho Mirage, California, after a long struggle with cancer. (AP Photo, File) (AP Photo, File)LOS ANGELES – Don Sutton, a Hall of Fame pitcher who was a stalwart of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ rotation spanning an era from Sandy Koufax to Fernando Valenzuela, died Tuesday. The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, said Sutton died at his home in Rancho Mirage, California, after a long struggle with cancer. Shortly before the start of the following season, Sutton broke his left leg. Sutton pitched for Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda, who died on Jan. 7.
California lifts stay-home order for Sacramento region
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California lifted a stay-at-home order in the 13-county Sacramento region on Tuesday as hospital conditions improved, a rare turn of good news as the state pushes through what Gov. Three of the state's five regions — the San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley and Southern California — remain under the stay-at-home order because their intensive care capacity at hospitals is severely limited. To try to get the virus in check California, is moving more quickly to distribute vaccines. Newsom imposed the nation's first statewide stay-at-home order in March. Supervisor Mike Ziegenmeyer of Sutter County in the Sacramento region acknowledged as much when he reacted to the order being lifted.
Vignettes from life of Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda
FILE - Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda laughs as he reaches out for fans' hands on as he is driven around Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles for a farewell lap following a ceremony in his honor, in this Friday, Sept. 7, 1996, file photo. (AP Photo/Susan Sterner, File)LOS ANGELES – Vignettes from the life and career of Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda. I’m hungry and the postgame spread is cooling.’''Hershiser recalled a mound visit Lasorda made to reliever Jesse Orosco. ‘Dear Corey, your friend Tommy Lasorda. You and the Dodgers are great.’ That was the ultimate compliment for Tommy Lasorda, comparing someone to the Dodgers.
Midland baseball fans mourn loss of Dodgers ambassador Tommy Lasorda
But Tommy Lasorda had his own landing spot in Midland and in the hearts of Great Lakes Loons fans. He was also the unofficial ambassador and link between the Dodgers and the Great Lakes Loons, the Class A minor-league affiliate for the Dodgers. “My son (Peter) was 6 or 7 years old and didn’t really know who Tommy Lasorda was,” Barbeau said. “We had this long opening ceremony to recognize everybody who brought baseball to Midland, and Tommy was a part of that,” Barbeau said. He had such an incredible life experience.”MORELegendary Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda dies at 93What Lance Parrish learned about managing from Tommy Lasordamlive.com
Legendary Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda dies at 93
Tommy Lasorda, the Hall-of-Fame manager who spent 71 years in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and became one of the most colorful and recognizable personalities in the game, has died at the age of 93. “Tommy Lasorda was one of the finest managers our game has ever known. “All of us have lost an incredible person in the passing of Tommy Lasorda,” Al Avila said in a statement. On behalf of my entire family, our condolences and love go out to his wife, Jo, daughter, Laura, and the entire Lasorda family.”We mourn the passing of Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda. He was 93. pic.twitter.com/fkPf67iH7h — MLB (@MLB) January 8, 2021mlive.com
Los Angeles Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda dies at 93
Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda has died, the team announced. Former manager Tommy Lasorda of the Los Angeles Dodgers seen March 30, 2012, in Glendale, Arizona. Lasorda in late October attended the Dodgers' Game 6 World Championship victory in Arlington, Texas, where the Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-1. A true student of the game, Lasorda moved onto coaching after his playing days were over. Under Lasorda, the Dodgers went to the World Series for his first two seasons, but they failed to beat the New York Yankees in both 1977 and 1978.cbsnews.com
Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93
FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda autographs a baseball in the Dodgertown locker-room in Vero Beach, Fla., in this Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1990, file photo. Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died. He later coached and then became its best-known manager for 21 years in Los Angeles, leading the franchise to two World Series championships. He won World Series titles in 1981 and ’88, four National League pennants and eight division titles as the skipper. Lasorda was the franchise’s longest-tenured active employee since Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully retired in 2016 after 67 years.
Dodgers Legend Tommy Lasorda Dies At 93: ‘One Of The Most Memorable Personalities In Baseball History’
(CBS Los Angeles) — Dodgers Hall of Fame great Tommy Lasorda has died, the team announced. Hall of Fame Dodgers Manager, LA icon, and my great friend Tommy Lasorda passed away late last night. For the last 8 years I’ve sat next to Tommy at every Dodgers game and he taught me invaluable lessons on the strategy and history of baseball. “Tommy Lasorda was one of the finest managers our game has ever know,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. A true student of the game, Lasorda moved onto coaching after his playing days were over.detroit.cbslocal.com