Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda suffered a mild heart attack Monday while in New York for the Major League Baseball 2012 Draft.
Lasorda, 84, was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center for treatment, where doctors inserted a stent to correct a blocked artery in his heart.
Despite the scare, the charismatic Lasorda still had his trademark sense of humor in vintage form, proclaiming that “the doctors confirmed I do bleed Dodger Blue. I’m looking forward to being back at the stadium to cheer on the Dodgers.”
Lasorda is now resting comfortably and in stable condition.
By Staff of The Daily Sports Herald and news services