Former Tigers C Alex Avila shares touching story of godfather Tommy Lasorda

The sports world lost a legendary figure with the passing of Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda this week. He guided the Los Angeles Dodgers, with whom he spent a total of 71 years, to two World Series championships, four National League pennants and eight division titles while winning 1,599 games. And the loss hits … Read more

Kirk Gibson sends emotional tweet following death of Tommy Lasorda

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On Friday, news broke that Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda had died at the age of 93. A day later, one of his players, Kirk Gibson tweeted out a message for his former skipper. “Rest in Victory. I love your Skipper!” Rest in Victory. I Love You Skipper! — Kirk Gibson (@23KGibby) January … Read more

Al Avila releases statement following passing of Tommy Lasorda

Legendary Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda passed away at the age of 93 after suffering a heart attack late Thursday night. He had spent 71 years within the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, two decades of which were spent serving as manager. For the Detroit Tigers, it’s a personal loss. He was close with GM … Read more