Tommy Lasorda Suffered Mild Heart Attack, Recovering In New York City

GLENDALE, AZ - FILE: Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda #2 of the Los Angeles Dodgers sits in the dugout prior to the start of the spring training baseball game against the Texas Rangers on March 15, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. According to reports June 5, 2012, Lasorda was hospitalized June 4, in New York after suffering a mild heart attack. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

"The doctors confirmed I do bleed Dodger Blue," Lasorda joked. "I’m looking forward to being back at the stadium to cheer on the Dodgers."

Tommy Lasorda had a scary incident today when he suffered a mild heart attack, but he is recovering at a New York City hospital and hopes to be released Wednesday. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times has more on the story.

Lasorda has had a heart attack before, suffering one on June 24, 1996. It was a minor incident that required two hours of cleaning to fix up, but it would end his career in Major League Baseball, as Lasorda would officially retire five days later from being a Dodgers manager.

The Dodgers released this quote from Lasorda at the hospital: "The doctors confirmed I do bleed Dodger Blue," Lasorda joked. "I’m looking forward to being back at the stadium to cheer on the Dodgers."

Talk about Lasorda with Dodgers fans over at True Blue LA.

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