Dodgers: 10 greatest Tommy Lasorda moments of all time
By Adam Weinrib
4. Dodgers Win 1981 World Series
It’s always fun to kick the Yankees’ butts.
And it’s especially fun to do it in the Bronx, where their fans have to watch every minute of the reverse domination.
These are the iron-clad rules of baseball, and Lasorda let quite a bit of weight off his back when he avenged his two World Series defeats in 1977 and 1978 at the Bombers’ expense with a final victory in Game 6 of the 1981 World Series.
His celebration after the final out — which secured his first ring — tells the whole story.
And that’s the legendary Bob Watson with the final out, too! There’s something about watching those pinstripes come up lame that’s especially satisfying.
LA’s clinching victory came when Yankees manager Bob Lemon removed starter Tommy John for a pinch-hitter in the fourth inning, trusting the bullpen — which proved to be a catastrophic mistake in an eventual 9-2 loss.
Lasorda would never.