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Dodger great Tommy Lasorda recovering from heart attack

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Hall of Fame manager and Dodger great Tommy Lasorda has had a health scare. Lasorda reportedly suffered what is being called a “mild heart” attack yesterday in New York City and underwent a medical procedure to unblock an artery in his heart. Here’s the statement released today by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

STATEMENT FROM LOS ANGELES DODGERS ON HALL OF FAME MANAGER TOMMY LASORDA:

Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda suffered a mild heart attack Monday while in New York for the Major League Baseball 2012 First-Year Player Draft. Lasorda, 84, was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center for treatment.

Doctors inserted a stent to correct a blocked artery in Lasorda’s heart. He is resting comfortably and in stable condition.

“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.”

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This is not the first heart attack for Lasorda. More here on the Los Angeles Times website.

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