Tommy Lasorda, Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Famer, suffered a mild heart attack while he was in New York on Monday.
The 84-year-old baseball legend was in NY to attend the 2012 MLB Draft and represent the Dodgers. Apparently, he was in attendance on Monday for the first round of the draft, then he never showed up Tuesday for the second part.
CBS Sportswriter Jon Heyman tweeted that Lasorda “wasn’t feeling well at the mlb draft last night. [MLB Commissioner Bud] Selig insisted he be escorted to a local hospital.”
Doctors at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center went in and placed a stent in Lasorda’s heart to correct a blocked artery. He is currently in stable condition and could he released as soon as Wednesday.
“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 managed the LA Dodgers from September 29, 1976 – July 29, 1996. He won four National League pennants, two World Series titles, and in 1997, he was voted into the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.
Some of Tommy’s favorite quotes include:
“When we win, I’m so happy I eat a lot. When we lose, I’m so depressed, I eat a lot. When we’re rained out, I’m so disappointed I eat a lot.”
“I bleed Dodger blue and when I die, I’m going to the big Dodger in the sky.”
“Eighty percent of the people who hear them (your troubles) don’t care and the other twenty percent are glad you’re having them.”
“No, we don’t cheat. And even if we did, I’d never tell you.”