Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.
According2g.com would like to wish baseball great Tommy Lasorda a very happy 83rd birthday. A little known fact about me: before I met every celebrity and rock star you can imagine, I met thousands of sports stars as a kid. Growing up in California, you pretty much had your choice of liking the California Angels or the Los Angeles Dodgers. You had to like one and pretty much despise the other. I picked the Angels. These days, I’ve softened my view of the Dodgers and while I still don’t really like them, I’ve broadened my view to pretty much despise the entire genre of sports. But I will say, that every time I ever met Tommy Lasorda, he was always extremely nice. As you can see above, he wished me luck as a future Dodger. Many years on, I still treasure that autograph and I wish him a very happy birthday with many returns!