Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda suffers heart attack
Tommy Lasorda, a former Dodgers manager, sits in the team's dugout during a spring training game in Arizona on March 30.
June 5th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda suffers heart attack

Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda suffered a mild heart attack Monday while in New York, the Los Angeles team confirmed Tuesday.

Lasorda, 84, was in New York for the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. He was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, and doctors inserted a stent to correct a blocked artery, the Dodgers said in a statement. He is resting and in stable condition.

The Hall of Fame manager led the Dodgers between 1976-1996. He also managed the United States to its first gold medal in baseball at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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  1. madmaninthemiddle

    One of the greats – although I confess I loved to hate him for years when I lived in Atlanta and the Dodgers were the Braves chief rivals.

    Get better Tommy!

    June 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Off topic jj

      Exit poll indicate Scott walker in the lead 52-48. Wow what a coincident! That's exactly what he won by the first time. What a waste of money...

      June 5, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Portland tony

    Insert Stent, start taking Statins and a blood thinner ......Good as new.....Good luck Tommy.

    June 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mubarik Shoe Polish

    Why does Colin Powell never run for President? EASY.... its so much easier to hide in Elvis Presley Mansions of the obsoletes. Love his book... its like an Oprah prosac diary that omits hs part history of mass exterminations.
    Oh dont worry... they were not people... they were "communists".... perhaps like Allende but armed for a change.

    June 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    I wish him well.
    He always entertained me.

    June 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Hope you get well Tommy Lasorda.

    June 5, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Reggie Jackson

    I thought he was dead already.

    June 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bill

    The Philly phanic is very happy.

    June 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |