The Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda has returned home. Almost 2 weeks after he passed away from heart failure, Tommy was brought to Dodger Stadium for a celebration of life that was more than fitting for him.
Lasorda was surrounded by players and friends from his storied history with the Dodgers, including guys like Mickey Hatcher, Mike Scioscia, and Eric Karros. The ceremony was held just before a graveside memorial service where Tommy would be laid to rest.
More from the Dodgers on the ceremony to honor Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda:
The ceremony preceded a grave-side memorial service. Participants in the Dodger Stadium ceremony included Keith Williams, Jr. singing the national anthem, and prayers by Sister Johnellen Turner, Sister JoAnn Ashburn and Pastor John Werhas. Michael Greenberg, Chris Leggio, Eric Karros, Mickey Hatcher and Steve Brener spoke and served as pallbearers along with Warren Lichtenstein, Bobby Valentine, Charlie Hough, Mike Scioscia and Mike Fratello.
“I bleed Dodger blue and when I die, I’m going to the big Dodger in the sky.”
Friends and family of Tommy Lasorda gathered today at Dodger Stadium to pay their respects…