Dodgers | Tom Lasorda is hospitalized in intensive care

(Fullerton) Baseball Hall of Fame manager and member Tom Lasorda is hospitalized in Southern California.

The Los Angeles Dodgers reported on Sunday that the 93-year-old was resting comfortably in intensive care at an Orange County hospital. Lasorda lives in Fullerton.

Lasorda notably spent time with the Montreal Royals, then the Brooklyn Dodgers school club, after accepting a contract offer in 1950.

He witnessed the Dodgers’ victory over the Rays in Game 6 of the World Series on Oct. 27 in Texas. The Californian team at the same time obtained its first title since 1988.

Lasorda had a career 1599-1439 record at the helm of the Dodgers between 1976 and 1996, leading them to conquer the World Series in 1981 and 1988.

However, he suffered a heart attack in June 1996, and announced his retirement the following month.

In 2000, Lasorda led the US Olympic team to the gold medal at the Sydney Games.

Then, in 2012, Lasorda was hospitalized in New York after suffering another heart attack.



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