TMZ Sports is reporting this morning that legendary Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda has been hospitalized. The 93-year-old former skipper was admitted to the hospital last week when his condition was reported to have taken a turn for the worse.
TMZ Sports also reported that Lasorda was hooked up to a ventilator and had to be sedated as a result. Their latest update is that the Dodgers legend is now “resting comfortably” so it does seem as though his condition has improved since the initial report.
The hospital visit and ventilator use are also NOT due to COVID-19, per the report.
Lasorda retired from Major League Baseball in 1960 before becoming a scout for the Dodgers and later a manager. As a manager, Tommy led Los Angeles to two World Series titles, including one in the miracle 1988 run. Overall, he led the team to 8 National League West division titles, 4 pennants across his 21 years of managing the squad.
Lasorda spends most of his time these days just visiting the Dodgers in Spring Training. In a regular year, he would also be spotted in his normal seat at most home games as well. He also owns a family win company called Lasorda Wines. Other than that, Tommy is essentially just retired. We wish Tommy all of the best!
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