UPDATE, 6:05 p.m .: Los Angeles Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda has been discharged from the hospital he has been in since mid-November. The team reported that the Hall of Famer is “resting comfortably” at home.
PREVIOUS, November 15: Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda has been hospitalized in Orange County and is in intensive care, the Dodgers announced on Sunday.
“Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame great Tommy Lasorda has been hospitalized in Orange County,” the team said in a statement on Twitter. “Lasorda, 93, has been admitted and is in intensive care, resting comfortably. The family appreciates each other’s thoughts and prayers; however, they ask for their confidentiality at this time. “
Lasorda does not have COVID-19, according to a report from TMZ, which said he had been hospitalized for about a week. He is sedated and on a ventilator, according to the report. Some reports indicated that he had heart disease.
Lasorda was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997. He spent more than 70 years in the Dodgers organization, leading the team from 1976 to 1996. His teams won 1,599 games, two World Series and two other pennants. the National League during his tenure.
Retired, he coached the US National Team to a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics. He was also a pitcher for the Dodgers, dating from their days in Brooklyn.
A fiery manager known for hurling a few curses to rally his team, Lasorda has become a familiar face on television and in the movies, often playing himself.