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Tommy Lasorda

Suffers Heart Attack

6/5/2012 12:08 PM PDT UPDATED: 6/5/2012 2:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1:58 PM PT
-- The Dodgers just released a statement, claiming Lasorda was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, where doctors inserted a stent to correct a blocked artery in Lasorda’s heart. He is resting comfortably and in stable condition.

Lasorda said, “The doctors confirmed I do bleed Dodger Blue."

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Baseball legend Tommy Lasorda is currently in a New York hospital after suffering a heart attack Monday, TMZ has learned.

84-year-old Lasorda -- who ended his illustrious coaching career after a prior heart attack in 1996 -- was in NY representing the L.A. Dodgers at the MLB draft, which started yesterday.

Sources tell us ... the heart attack was "mild" and Tommy is expected to be okay -- and the plan is for him to be released tomorrow.

People at the draft began to suspect something was wrong today when Lasorda was not present to announce the Dodgers' draft picks.

Lasorda appeared just fine Sunday, signing autographs at a media gathering and eating at an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn with fellow legend Lou Piniella ... even singing with an accordion player.



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1.

SharronPriceSwallows    

TOOOOOMMMMMYYYYY!!

872 days ago
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ShrinkWrap    

Hoping he has a speedy recovery. He's good people.

872 days ago
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charlei harper    

God speed Tommy...been a Dodger fan since 1975 and haven't looked back since...you are the heart and soul of The Dodger Organization...get well fast...LA NEEDS YOU!!!!

872 days ago
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harleyharlett    

nooo!!! tommy, please get better asap, we love you!!!!!!

872 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

Best wishes, Tommy. The Dodgers haven't been to the World Series in almost 25 years. Yeah, I know, not your fault, Tommy. *rolls eyes*

872 days ago
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ANS84    

Tommy Lasorda is seen as a big cuddly good guy to Dodger nation. However there is a backstory of Lasorda treating one of the only known gay baseball players, Glenn Burke (RIP), like garbage. Lasorda, along with Billy Martin, bullied the poor man who just wanted to play baseball. I feel no sympathy for Tommy Lasorda.

872 days ago
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Googie    

Praying Big Dodger in the sky get you back on your feet.

872 days ago
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Amber    

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

872 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

I just saw him at the Giants/Cubs game. He was raising money for prostate cancer according to the Fox broadcasters.

Get well Tommy

872 days ago
10.

Majestik    

I'm a Tigers fan but always loved watching Tommy. Get well soon.

872 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Get well soon, Tommy.

872 days ago
12.

Elvia    

love you Tommy

872 days ago
13.

Rocco    

Get well #2.

872 days ago
14.

Red Lily    

Dear Tommy, I hope you get off the DL soon. Dodger nation needs you!

872 days ago
15.

Sally    

Great man - hope he has a successful recovery.

872 days ago
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