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Hall of Fame Dodgers manager Lasorda hospitalized in ICU

US PRESSWIRE Sports-Historical

July 11, 1978; San Diego, CA, USA: FILE PHOTO; Former Atlanta Braves infielder Eddie Matthews (41) stands alongside Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda prior to the 1978 MLB All Star game at San Diego Stadium. The National League won 7-3. Mandatory Credit: Darryl Norenberg-USA TODAY Sports


FULLERTON, Calif. -- Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda has been hospitalized in Southern California.

The Los Angeles Dodgers said Sunday that their 93-year-old former manager was in intensive care and resting comfortably at a hospital in Orange County. Lasorda lives in Fullerton.

He attended the team’s Game 6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Oct. 27 in Texas that clinched the Dodgers’ first World Series title since 1988.

Lasorda had a record of 1,599-1,439 while managing the Dodgers from 1976-96, guiding them to World Series championships in 1981 and ’88. The franchise won four National League pennants and eight division titles under Lasorda. He had a heart attack in June 1996 and retired from managing the Dodgers following month.

In 2000, Lasorda managed the U.S. Olympic baseball team to a gold medal at the Sydney Games.

In 2012, Lasorda was hospitalized in New York after having a heart attack.