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Jo Lasorda, widow of former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, dies at 91

She died at her home in Fullerton, California, the team said Tuesday. No cause of death was given.

Tommy Lasorda and his wife Jo hug as they watch a video tribute to Tommy at Dodger Stadium in 2013. Jo Lasorda died Monday at age 91.
Tommy Lasorda and his wife Jo hug as they watch a video tribute to Tommy at Dodger Stadium in 2013. Jo Lasorda died Monday at age 91.
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FULLERTON, Calif. — Jo Lasorda, the widow of former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, has died. She was 91.

She died Monday night at her home in Fullerton, the team said Tuesday. No cause of death was given.

The former Joan Miller met Tommy Lasorda at a minor-league baseball game in her hometown of Greenville, South Carolina, where he was playing for the Spinners. They wed on April 14, 1950, a union that lasted 70 years until Tommy’s death last January at 93.

Lasorda is survived by daughter Laura and granddaughter Emily, as well as sister Gladys Reeves of Greenville. She was preceded in death by son Tom Jr.