Dodgers Press Release
"Larry King At Bat With Tommy Lasorda" premieres Saturday at 9:00 p.m. on SportsNet LA
Hall of Fame Manager shares stories from his 65-year Dodger career with the talk show king
LOS ANGELES, CA - SportsNet LA is the exclusive new 24/7 TV network of the Los Angeles Dodgers that takes fans behind-the-scenes of the team and offers in-depth access into the organization, providing an immersive experience with never-before-seen content and thousands of hours of comprehensive Dodger programming. This Saturday, May 17 at 9:00 p.m. PT following its live coverage of the Dodger game against the Diamondbacks, SportsNet LA will debut "Larry King At Bat With Tommy Lasorda."
In the newest episode of the series, the talk show king talks to the Hall of Fame Manager about Lasorda's 65 seasons in the Dodger organization, including stories from his time as a player, scout, coach and manager. Lasorda also tells King about winning a gold medal as Manager of the 2000 U.S. Olympic baseball team and his unique friendship with Frank Sinatra.
An episode preview is available at http://www.sportsnetla.com/shows/larry-king-at-bat-dodgers-show.FF7PIZTu3AyR.
Quote excerpts from the episode include:
On being an effective manager: "I took kids and made them believe, and had fun with them."
On Frank Sinatra's promise that he'd sing the National Anthem if Lasorda was hired as the Dodgers' Manager: "The day I got the job, I got a call from his secretary. 'When do you want Mr. Sinatra to sing?' I said, 'Opening Day, we'll both be opening together, Opening Day.' And Opening Day he came out and sang the National Anthem."
On Kirk Gibson's home run in the 1988 World Series: "Larry, I will never forget it the rest of my life. The way the fans saw him come out…I got goose bumps."
The "Larry King At Bat" series features the iconic, award-winning TV and radio personality and lifelong Los Angeles Dodgers fan interviewing celebrities, baseball legends, Dodger personalities and other luminaries. Subjects to date have included Orel Hershiser and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Champion Broadband all carry SportsNet LA and we are in negotiations with all other providers. For more information about SportsNet LA or to demand the network, visit www.ineedmydodgers.com or www.quieromisdodgers.com or call 1-844-I-NEED-MY (1-844-463-3369). Follow the network on Twitter at @SportsNetLA, Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SportsNetLA and Instagram at @SportsNetLA.