Throughout his Hall of Fame career, manager Tommy Lasorda was a colorful character, known for entertaining fans and the media. In this clip from the early 1980s, Lasorda tussles with the mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies, a fuzzy green fella known as “The Philly Phanatic.”
Dan Holmes is an author and baseball historian. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and Major League Baseball. He once defeated George Brett in Texas Hold Em poker and faced Phil Niekro's knuckleball. He has two daughters and he writes regularly about baseball and many other topics.