Former Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda Hospitalized After Heart Attack

Lasorda, 84, retired from managing the Dodgers in 1996

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012  |  Updated 4:36 PM CDT
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Former LA Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda was hospitalized Tuesday in New York after suffering a heart attack, the team confirmed to MLB.com.

Lasorda was in New York to attend the Major League Baseball draft. He became ill Monday night and was transported to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, according to MLB.com.

He was "resting comfortably" and might be released as early Wednesday.

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Lasorda, 84, took over as manager in 1976 and led the Dodgers to the World Series in 1977, 1978, 1981 and 1988, winning the title in 1981 and 1988. One of LA's most beloved sports figures, he retired as manager in 1996 and currently serves in an executive role with the team.

He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997. His No. 2 uniform number was retired by the organization that same year.

In 2000, Lasorda was back in the dugout for the first time since his retirement to manage the United States Olympic team in Sydney. The team, considered an underdog, won gold just five days after Lasorda's 73rd birthday.

He returned to the Dodgers dugout during the team's final home game last season as the honorary manager on his 84th birthday.

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