1954 Brooklyn Dodgers vs Cardinals 8/5 – Tommy Lasorda MLB Debut Musial Snider HRs PSA

In front of a crowd of 10,026  Brooklyn fans, the Cardinals had 21 hits in this 13-4 shellacking of the Brooklyn Bums.  Cards rookie sensation (who had been brought up from the minors in June) Brooks Lawrence took the win to go 9-3 over hometown pitcher, Preach Roe.

Stan Musial hit his career #286 and 287th Home Runs of his career.  Duke Snider hit career HR #187, in one of the few bright spots for the Dodgers. 

Tommy Lasorda made his Major League debut as a pitcher, but as Baseball Hall of Fame sportswriter, Dick Young wrote, “Lasorda was making his major league debut.  He worked three innings, and created the question: “This is what Bobo Milliken was sent down for?”

Lasorda would end up going 0-4 lifetime as a Major League pitcher, in a career that lasted from 1954-56 for the Dodgers and Kansas City A’s.  However, some of the best Managers in baseball history were mediocre players (having said that, Lasorda, put up stellar numbers in the minors.  He was the winningest pitcher in Montreal Royals history).

Lasorda would go on to coach and manage in the Minor Leagues, making his debut as a 3rd base coach under L.A. Dodgers manager, Walt Alston in 1973 and becoming his heir apparent when Alston hung up his manager’s duties in 1976.  As they say, the rest is history and Tommy gained entrance into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY in 1997 as a manager.

Offered is a ticket stub from that game graded a PSA 2

POP 4 with this example being the HIGHEST graded.

**NOTE** 1954 Topps Lasorda card is not included - just a screenshot



Item: 12741

Price: $7,500.00
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1954 Brooklyn Dodgers vs Cardinals 8/5 – Tommy Lasorda MLB Debut Musial Snider HRs PSA