Published May 22, 2017 at 12:10 PM | Updated at 2:01 PM PDT on Oct 13, 2017
Tommy Lasorda, the larger-than-life baseball ambassador and legendary Dodger, has been one of the most enduring figures in American sports.
As the Dodgers' skipper from 1977 to 1996, Lasorda led the team two championships, four National League pennants and eight division titles. But the accolades continued well after his tenure as manager. Lasorda joined the front office, returned as manager of the Team USA baseball squad that won gold at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games and continued to spread the gospel of baseball worldwide in a variety of roles.
But for Lasorda, it always has and seemingly always will be about the Dodgers.
"If you don't pull for the Dodgers, there's a good chance you may not get into heaven," the Hall of Famer has said.
Lasorda and his wife, Jo, celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on April 14, 2017. Take a look at his career through the years: