Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda has been hospitalised in New York after suffering a heart attack on Monday, the Major League Baseball team announced on Tuesday.
Lasorda, 84, is a Baseball Hall of Famer who represented the Dodgers at the MLB draft when he became ill.
The team said in a posting on its website that Lasorda is resting comfortably and might be released as early as Wednesday.
Lasorda went 1599-1439 in a 20-year career as manager of the Dodgers before retiring midway into the 1996 season after a heart attack. In latter years, he has served the Dodgers as a special adviser to the owner.
He guided the Dodgers to World Series titles in 1981 and 1988 and managed the team on two losing trips to the World Series as National League champions in 1977 and 1978.