2006 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum inductee Tommy Lasorda passes away

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Tommy Lasorda, who was elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006. Not only did he have a remarkable career as a World Series-winning manager with the Los Angeles Dodgers and as a beloved baseball ambassador, he was also an outstanding pitcher with the International League’s Montreal Royals for nine seasons between 1950 and 1960. He retired as the Royals’ all-time franchise leader in wins. When he came to St. Marys for his induction ceremony in 2006, he arrived with the same kind of energy and enthusiasm that endeared him to baseball fans all over the world and he reminisced fondly about his time in Montreal. He was a true baseball legend who won’t be forgotten in Canada. We would like to express our condolences to his wife, Jo, daughter Laura and grand-daughter, Emily Tess.