Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda has been hospitalized 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 Major League Baseball 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 1,599-1,439 in a 20-year career as manager of the Dodgers before retiring midway into the 1996 season after suffering a heart attack. He now serves the Dodgers as a special advisor 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.
Source: AFP American Edition