January 26, 2007

The Frankie Valli/Tommy Lasorda Connection

January 26th, 2007

Stephanie Bertholdo of TheAcorn.com reports that Tommy Lasorda, former Los Angeles Dodgers manager, scored a big hit with A.C. Stelle Middle School (in Southern California) students last week.

Turns out Lasorda made good on a promise to visit the school after meeting A.C. Stelle students Emilio and Brando Valli, twin sons of Frankie Valli, the iconic lead singer of the 1960s Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Valli was being honored at an National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) event in Washington, D.C. when his sons struck up a friendship with Lasorda, who was also a guest.

About his sons’ meeting with Lasorda, Valli said,

They just really hit it off. They became great friends and really knocked me out of the park.

Lasorda delivered a powerful message to students about the value of hard work, respect and fulfilling their dreams, one step at a time.

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