Tommy Lasorda

Regarded by many as baseball's most popular ambassador, Tommy Lasorda begins his 63rd season with the Dodgers and his seventh as special advisor to the chairman. He was named vice president in 1996 after retiring as manager, a position he had held for the previous 20 seasons. Lasorda assumed all player personnel responsibilities when he was named the Dodgers' interim general manager in June 1998. He relinquished his general manager duties when he was promoted to senior vice president in September 1998. [+]