Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda suffered a heart attack Monday and was taken to a New York Hospital. The former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers had a stent inserted for a blocked artery and is expected to make a full recovery.
In a statement, Lasorda said:
“The doctors confirmed I do bleed Dodger Blue… I’m looking forward to being back at the stadium to cheer on the Dodgers.”
Joe Torre, the former manager of the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers told USA Today that he had talked to Lasorda this morning. According to Torre, Lasorda should be released from the hospital on Wednesday.
“I talked to him this morning. He’s feeling a lot better.”
MLB.com reports that Lasorda was in New York for the First-Year Player Draft. The hall of fame manager fell ill on Monday night and was taken to the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital after suffering a mild heart attack. Lasorda, 84, is currently resting in stable condition.
This isn’t Lasorda’s first heart-related health issue. The 84-year-old ended his managerial career in 1996 shortly after suffering a heart attack. Lasorda did return as an interim general manager in 1998.
During his 20-years with Dodgers, Lasorda won 1,599 games, two World Series, and four National League pennants.