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Rogan's Recollections

(And Occasional Historical Observations)

Los Angeles Dodgers' Manager Tommy Lasorda (1927-2021)

Former California Governor George Deukmejian giving a haircut to former L.A. Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda

I'm saddened to learn of the death last night of Los Angeles Dodgers legend Tommy LaSorda at age 93. Tommy was close friends with another California icon, former Governor George Deukmejian (1928-2018), the governor who first appointed me to the bench over 30 years ago. In fact, both men used to go together for their haircuts at their favorite barber's.


A few years ago, the governor decided to surprise me with a gift. He had Tommy pose for this picture of the governor giving the ballplayer a haircut. He and Tommy signed it for me, and then the governor presented it to me.

Today seems an appropriate day to publish the photograph for the first time.


Requiescat in pace to both of these great gentlemen.

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