Baseball: Nomo reacts to death of legendary Dodgers manager Lasorda

Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo reacted with shock, grief and gratitude in the wake of the loss of Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda, who died from a heart attack on Thursday aged 93. Lasorda, who won two World Series titles during his 20-year tenure as the Dodgers manager, managed Nomo starting in 1995 and was a big part of the right-hander’s major league success that opened doors for Japanese players in the United States. “I heard he was well enough to be discharged from the hospital so this is very shocking,” Nomo said through the San Diego Padres, for whom he works as an adv…

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