NEW YORK (WFAN) – Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, 84, has been hospitalized in New York after suffering a heart attack on Monday, the Dodgers confirmed on Tuesday.
The heart attack was not considered to be overly serious, and the Dodgers’ special advisor to the chairman could very well be released from the hospital on Wednesday, the team reported.READ MORE: Gen. Colin Powell Remembered Fondly At His Alma Mater, CCNY, And In The Bronx, Where He Was Raised
A stent was put in to relieve extensive blockage in one artery and he’s said to be to be resting comfortably at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. He could be released by Wednesday.
Lasorda, a three-time World Series Champion, managed the Dodgers from 1976 to 1996. He was named National League Manager of the Year twice, once in 1983 and then again in 1988.READ MORE: Some Play Blame Game As Gas Prices Reach Highest Level In Years, But There's No Dispute It's Impacting Bottom Line For Many Families
The former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher was the recipient of the Branch Rickey Award in 2006, which is given out annually to a member of the baseball community who has displayed exceptional community service.
The Norristown, Pennsylvania native was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997.MORE NEWS: Scientists, Emergency Planners Conducting Air Flow Study In NYC This Week To Improve Response Protocols
Here’s hoping that the baseball legend has a speedy recovery. Share your comments below…