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Tommy Lasorda and Lou Canellis at the National Hellenic Museum

Baseball legend Tommy Lasorda will talk about leading the U.S. Olympic Baseball team to a gold medal against Cuba in 2000 and his life in sports at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 South Halsted Street, on Thursday, September 29, at 6pm.

 

Lasorda said it was a thrill to be inside the Olympic Village, surrounded by athletes from so many countries, but it was the players on his team that made the experience so memorable. “The young players, I’ll never forget how wonderful they were and how much they respected me, how much they believed in me,” said Lasorda. “I’m so happy that I was able to lead them to a gold medal.”

 

This special evening with Tommy Lasorda is presented in conjunction with the National Hellenic Museum’s exhibition Olympic Revival: The 1896 Olympic Games, on loan from the famed Benaki Museum in Athens.

 

Admission is $60 for the general public and $45 for NHM and National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame members. Children 12 and under are $15.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, call or 312-655-1234 or online https://www.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/calendar/legendary-tommy-lasorda/