Mattingly to receieve Lasorda award.

Don Mattingly will be honored with the Tommy Lasorda Managerial Achievement Award at the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation’s “In the Spirit of the Game” Spectacular in on Jan 12, 2013.

Lasorda annually presents the award at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. This is believed to be the first time the former Dodger manager will hand the award to the current Dodger manager. Previous winners of the award include Jim Leyland, Mike Scioscia, Gene Mauch, Bobby Cox, Whitey Herzog, Tony LaRussa and Bobby Valentine.

The annual gala attended by 1,500 guests, including many prominent figures from the world of sports, entertainment and media, benefits baseball scouts who are in need. Over the past nine years, the foundation led by Dennis Gilbert has raised over $1.5 million.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.