After a nearly two-month hospital stay, former Dodgers manager and Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda returned home on Tuesday.
Lasorda, 93, was admitted into the intensive care unit of an Orange County hospital in November and remained hospitalized through the holidays. He is now home and “resting comfortably,” the team announced on Tuesday night.
Dodger great Tommy Lasorda has returned home from the hospital and is resting comfortably.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) January 6, 2021
Reason for Lasorda’s hospitalization still unclear
It’s unclear what specifically led to Lasorda’s hospitalization, though he has a history of heart problems.
Lasorda suffered a heart attack in 1996 just before he retired as the Dodgers’ manager. He also suffered a mild heart attack while attending the 2012 MLB draft and had to be hospitalized briefly in New York, according to the Orange County Register. He was hospitalized several times in 2017, when he had a pacemaker replaced.
Lasorda served as the Dodgers’ manager from 1976-96, and helped lead them to two World Series titles in 1981 and 1988. He compiled a 1,599-1,439 record with eight division titles and four National League championships during his time at the helm, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997.
Lasorda, who pitched for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1954, has remained close with the team since his retirement and has worked as an adviser in recent years. He traveled to Texas for Game 6 of the World Series in October to watch the Dodgers’ win.
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