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Statistics can be misleading. When Drysdale or Gibson pitched, for example, the other team never scored any runs, but when I pitched, they always scored runs.

On his 0-4 Major League pitching record

Thomas Charles "Tommy" Lasorda
Los Angeles Dodgers
Manager

You ever see a batting practice pitcher drop dead? Men drop dead shoveling snow but not pitching batting practice. That's why I pitch batting practice.

Thomas Charles "Tommy" Lasorda
Los Angeles Dodgers
Manager

The only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.

Thomas Charles "Tommy" Lasorda
Los Angeles Dodgers
Manager

I'm in a slump. I go to bed and I'm hungry. I sit down at the table and I get romantic.

Thomas Charles "Tommy" Lasorda
Los Angeles Dodgers
Manager

I say this from the bottom of my heart, that if you don't root for the Dodgers, you might not get into Heaven.

Thomas Charles "Tommy" Lasorda
Los Angeles Dodgers
Manager
Contributed by: A Dodger Fan

I was so elated that we had finally won the world championship that I spent the entire winter eating. Of course, had we lost, I would have been so unhappy I would have spent the entire winter eating.

Thomas Charles "Tommy" Lasorda
Los Angeles Dodgers
Manager

He was to people all over the world what a baseball player was supposed to be like. If you said to God, 'Create someone who was what a baseball player should be', God would have created Joe DiMaggio. ...and he did.

On Joe DiMaggio

Thomas Charles "Tommy" Lasorda
Los Angeles Dodgers
Manager
Contributed by: Mag

This is bigger than the World Series. It's bigger than major-league baseball. We're representing the entire United States. When we won the World Series, Dodger fans were happy, but the Giants fans weren't. If we win here, the whole country will be happy for us.

Speaking as manager of the 2000 Olympic baseball team

September 2000
Thomas Charles "Tommy" Lasorda
Los Angeles Dodgers
Manager

I hope this World Series goes AT LEAST seven games.

At Shea Stadium, moments before the start of Game 5 of the 2000 Subway Series (Yankees leading 3 games to 1)

October 26, 2000
Thomas Charles "Tommy" Lasorda
Los Angeles Dodgers
Manager

I found out that itís not good to talk about my troubles. Eighty percent of the people who hear them donít care and the other twenty percent are glad youíre having trouble.

Thomas Charles "Tommy" Lasorda
Los Angeles Dodgers
Manager

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