The Los Angeles Dodgers will honor former manager Tommy Lasorda on his 90th birthday during Friday’s game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early for pregame festivities, which will start at at approximately 6:40 p.m. and include birthday tributes and special guest appearances.

Fans can sign birthday cards to Lasorda on the top deck, left reserve level, behind the right field pavilion and the left field plaza.

The customary Friday night postgame fireworks show will be set to music by Frank Sinatra, Lasorda’s favorite singer. Sinatra sang the national anthem prior to Lasorda’s first opening day game as Dodger manager in 1977.

Lasorda managed the Dodgers from 1976 to 1996, guiding the team to four World Series appearances, including championships in 1981 and 1988. He was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997.

–City News Service

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