Legendary Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda hospitalized in NYC after "mild" heart attack
Former manager Tommy Lasorda of the Los Angeles Dodgers sits in the dugout during the spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Camelback Ranch on March 30, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. / Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images
(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - The Los Angeles Dodgers say longtime manager Tom Lasorda has been hospitalized after having what the team called a "mild" heart attack.
The Dodgers said Tuesday that Lasorda was in a New York hospital. The 84-year-old Hall of Famer became ill Monday while in town to represent the club at the Major League Baseball draft.Doctors inserted a stent to correct a blocked artery in Lasorda's heart, according to a team statement. He is resting comfortably and in stable condition. "The doctors confirmed I do bleed Dodger Blue," Lasorda joked. "I'm looking forward to being back at the stadium to cheer on the Dodgers."
Lasorda, a two-time World Series Champion as a manager, guided the Dodgers from 1976 to 1996. He was named National League Manager of the Year twice, once in 1983 and then again in 1988. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997.
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