INSCRIBED BY TOMMY LASORDA
LASORDA, Tommy and FISHER, David. The Artful Dodger. New York: Arbor House, (1985). Octavo, original half blue cloth, original dust jacket. $325.
First edition of this autobiography of the Dodgers' flamboyant manager, with 16 pages of photographs, inscribed on the half title, "Best wishes, Tom Lasorda."
"Tommy Lasorda has been described as a man who can tell someone to go to hell and make him feel as if he's sending him on a two-week cruise." Rightfully dubbed "Baseball's Goodwill Ambassador," the 20-year manager of the Dodger led his team to four National League pennants and two World Series Championships.
Book fine, price-clipped dust jacket very nearly so.