My Opinion of Dave Kingman
Today is a very memorable day in the history of Tommy Lasorda. On May 14, 1978, we were playing the Cubs and Dave Kingman hit three home runs and drove in eight runs as the Cubs went on to beat us 10-7 in 15 innings.
After the game, a reporter named Paul Olden shoved a microphone in my face and asked me what my opinion was of Kingman’s performance.
The rest is history. I’m sure you have heard the recording of the “interview.”