Dodgers Manage to Win Despite Lasorda's Skills

Regarding Ross Newhan's baseball column (Oct. 2): Where were Tom Lasorda's "managerial and motivational skills" in 1986 and '87 when his teams finished fourth and fifth in the National League West?

Let's give credit where it belongs: Fred Claire's "team" bought Tommy a few expensive players who made the difference.

MYRON BENSON

Upland

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