Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Lasorda honored for managerial career
WASHINGTON -- The National Portrait Gallery has installed a painting of Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda on his 82nd birthday.
The life-sized portrait, measuring 60 inches by 50 inches, was installed Tuesday at the Smithsonian Institution. It commemorates Lasorda's long career with the Los Angeles Dodgers and goes on view at the start of a three-game series between the Dodgers and Washington Nationals in the nation's capital.
The portrait will be on view in the "New Arrivals" gallery through Nov. 15. The painting by Everett Raymond Kinstler will be part of the collection of baseball-related art.
Lasorda managed the Dodgers for 20 seasons, leading them to eight division titles, four National League pennants and World Series titles in 1981 and '88.