Tommy Lasorda Is in Intensive Care

The former Los Angeles Dodgers manager is said to be resting comfortably
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 15, 2020 5:00 PM CST
Tommy Lasorda Is in Intensive Care
Los Angeles Dodgers former manager and Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda attends a news conference where Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that Dodger Stadium will host the All-Star Game in 2020, in Los Angeles, in this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, file photo.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

(Newser) – Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda has been hospitalized in Southern California, the AP reports. The Los Angeles Dodgers said Sunday that their 93-year-old former manager was in intensive care and resting comfortably at a hospital in Orange County. Lasorda lives in Fullerton. He attended the team’s Game 6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Oct. 27 in Texas that clinched the Dodgers’ first World Series title since 1988. Lasorda had a record of 1,599-1,439 while managing the Dodgers from 1976-96, guiding them to World Series championships in 1981 and '88.

The franchise won four National League pennants and eight division titles under Lasorda. He had a heart attack in June 1996 and retired from managing the Dodgers following month. In 2000, Lasorda managed the US Olympic baseball team to a gold medal at the Sydney Games. In 2012, Lasorda was hospitalized in New York after having a heart attack.

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