Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda hospitalized with heart issues

Hall of Fame Tommy Lasorda has been hospitalized in Orange County and is in intensive care, the Dodgers announced Sunday.

“Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame great Tommy Lasorda has been hospitalized in Orange County,” the team said in a statement on Twitter.

“Lasorda, 93, was admitted and he is in intensive care, resting comfortably. The family appreciates everyone’s thoughts and prayers; however, they request their privacy at this time.”

The longtime Dodgers manager is not suffering from COVID-19, TMZ Sports also reported Sunday, but indicated Lasorda’s condition has worsened since he was admitted into the hospital a week ago. The outlet added that Lasorda is currently sedated and on a ventilator.

After a brief playing career — including short stints with the Brooklyn Dodgers — Lasorda became a household name during his 20-year run (1976-96) as the manger of the Los Angeles Dodgers, winning two World Series titles. In retirement, he coached the U.S. national team to a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics.

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