The Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave. in Little Tokyo, will host “A Chat with Tommy Lasorda and Scott Akasaki” on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 2 p.m.

Tommy Lasorda and Scott Akasaki
Tommy Lasorda and Scott Akasaki

Akasaki, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ director of team travel, will engage former team manager and Hall-of-Famer Lasorda in an intimate discussion of his role as a baseball ambassador to Japan and other countries.

Lasorda began his career as a Major League player before moving on to a storied lifelong association with the Dodgers as coach, manager, and finally executive. Akasaki has served as director of team travel for 10 seasons and was the first Asian American to be named to the post in Major League history.

Advance tickets are $16 for members, $20 for non-members. Tickets at the door (cash only) are $20 for members, $24 for non-members.

For more information, call (213) 625-0414 or visit


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