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Tommy Lasorda Heart Attack: Dodgers Icon Hospitalized In New York

First Posted: 06/05/2012 4:10 pm Updated: 06/05/2012 6:18 pm

Beloved baseball figure Tommy Lasorda suffered a heart attack on Monday, as TMZ first reported. The Los Angeles Dodgers confirmed the report, indicating that Lasorda was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York.

As many were tweeting wishes for a speedy recovery, reporter Joey Nowak tweeted that Lasorda may not have been feeling well during an event on Monday.

Joey Nowak
I was at an event with Tommy Lasorda yesterday in NYC, and people said he wasn't feeling well. Suffered heart attack.

The longtime manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Lasorda was in New York for the 2012 MLB Draft. He tweeted from the New York Stock Exchange on Monday morning.

Tommy Lasorda
At the exchange to ring the opening bell to kick off the . Here's my stock tip: the market is bullish on .

The 84-year-old Lasorda is the Special Advisor to the Chairman for the Dodgers.


NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers say longtime manager Tom Lasorda has been hospitalized after having what the team called a "mild" heart attack.

The Dodgers said Tuesday that Lasorda was in a New York hospital. The 84-year-old Hall of Famer became ill Monday while in town to represent the club at the Major League Baseball draft.

TMZ first reported Lasorda's condition and said the plan was for him to return home Wednesday.

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