Lasorda To Get Portrait Hung In Smithsonian

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda will soon have his portrait hung in the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery, alongside other Los Angeles Dodgers stars.

The unveiling is set for Sept. 22, Lasorda's 82nd birthday.

The life-sized portrait is part of the tribute to Lasorda's 60 years with the Dodgers. He led them to eight division titles, four National League pennants and World Series titles in 1981 and '88 before retiring in 1996. He currently serves as special adviser to team owner Frank McCourt.

Painted by Everett Raymond Kinstler, the portrait is part of the Smithsonian's collection of baseball-related art. Lasorda joins former Dodger stars Don Drysdale, Leo Durocher, Walter Alston, Sandy Koufax, Gil Hodges, Branch Rickey, Jackie Robinson, Wilbert Robinson and the 1955 team in the museum.