Legendary Dodger Manager Tommy Lasorda is coming to California State University, Northridge to do a special book signing for the book, Tommy Lasorda My Way, which was written by Lasorda’s longtime press coordinator Colin Gunderson.
Lasorda, who was inducted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997, managed the Dodgers for 20 seasons, winning four pennants and two World Series, in 1981 and 1988. Known for his charismatic presence, unbridled passion for Dodger Blue and his unparalleled motivational tactics, Lasorda was on the winning side of 1,599 Major League contests. He’s been one of the most enduring personalities in baseball for four decades, and remains one of the game’s great international ambassadors.
The Hall of Famer will sign copies of the new book, Tommy Lasorda My Way, which fans can purchase before the
CSUN baseball team takes on UC Santa Barbara on April 11 at Matador Field. Lasorda is scheduled to begin signing at 1 p.m., and will take part in a special pregame ceremony before the Matadors take to the diamond. To participate in the book signing, fans need to buy a ticket to the Matador game.
Lasorda will be joined by Gunderson, a member of the Dodger organization and Lasorda’s press coordinator and special assistant for 13 years. Gunderson interviewed many people close to Lasorda and several of the manager’s former players to hear their tales of what made the iconic Dodger such a special influence on their lives and careers. It’s a collection of anecdotes that gives readers a look into what made Lasorda such a success in baseball and in life.
Fans unable to attend but still interested in purchasing the book can order it on Amazon.com.