The Los Angeles Dodgers will return home to Dodger Stadium on Friday for the first time this season to host the Washington Nationals. One player will take the field in some pretty special cleats.
According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, Dodgers infielder Max Muncy will honor Tommy Lasorda with custom cleats for L.A.'s home opener.
The Dodgers’ Max Muncy is set to honor Tommy Lasorda by wearing these cleats for tomorrow’s home opener. pic.twitter.com/bDIqrewLUX— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) April 9, 2021
Lasorda died in January after suffering a "sudden cardiopulmonary arrest" at his home. He was 93.
Lasorda served as manager of the Dodgers from 1976-96, leading the team to eight National League West Division titles, four pennants and two World Series championships. After retiring from managing, he became vice president and interim general manager of the Dodgers.
The two-time Manager of the Year winner was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997 in his first year of eligibility and also had his No. 2 jersey retired by the Dodgers.