Justin Timberlake is remembering late baseball legend Tommy Lasorda with a heartfelt tribute on social media.
“This man was always so kind to me. He had the best stories about legendary moments in @dodgers baseball history and the best stories about life. He had the type of personality that could light up a room — and when he spoke, you could hear a pin drop… A true 1 of 1,” Timberlake captioned a photo of himself alongside Lasorda backstage at Saturday Night Live.
The singer, a huge baseball fan who appeared in the appeared in the 2012 film The Trouble with the Curve alongside Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams, noted that Lasorda wanted watch him rehearse for a past appearance on SNL.
“A real legend and one hell of a man,” Timberlake wrote. “I feel lucky to have shared time with you Mr. ‘Tommy’ Lasorda. I’m sure you’re already raising a little bit of hell up there…”
Losorda managed the Dodgers for nearly 20 years and led the team to four National League pennants and World Series titles in 1981 and 1988. He retired as the L.A. club’s manager in 1996. The sports icon was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame one year later.
“Kick some dirt at the umpires up there Tommy,” Paisley captioned a short video of a Lasorda bobblehead figurine.