On May 5, 1955, in Ebbets Field in front of a robust crowd of 7,000 fans, Brooklyn Dodgers lefthander Tom Lasorda makes his first major league start against the St. Louis Cardinals. Lasorda throws three wild pitches in one inning, tying a major league record.
Lasorda will only pitch one inning for the future World Champs, allowing no hits, 2 walks, and 1 earned run. The Dodgers would win the game 4-3, and continue there torrid start, the win would give them a record of 18-2. Lasorda will never start another game for the Dodgers. Lasorda will enjoy far more success after his pitching career – as a Hall of Fame manager.