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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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LasVegasResidency    

I'm a Giants fan and I hope the best for Tommy Lasorda. He's a legend.

868 days ago
17.

DaveT    

Wow had no idea Lasorda was 84, time flies.
Mild so should be good recovery, Cheers and Slim-Fast to you

868 days ago
18.

parlayer    

Get off the sausage tommy, we want you around to harass.

868 days ago
19.

campy    

Surprised to hear you're bleeding blue Lasorda, thought there would be marinara sauce coming outta those vains!

868 days ago
20.

Back2TheFutureFan    

Am so shocked to hear the news. There is no better ambassador to baseball than Tommy Lasorda. Wishing you a full, safe, and quick recovery, Skip. Best wishes and much love.

868 days ago
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