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Former Dodgers manager Lasorda out of ICU

Field Level Media
02 Dec 2020, 09:40 GMT+10

Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda has been moved out of intensive care but still remains hospitalized, the team announced Tuesday.

According to a Dodgers spokesperson, the 93-year-old Lasorda is performing rehab at a hospital in Orange County.

Lasorda has been in the hospital since Nov. 8 but the team hasn't disclosed his diagnosis. TMZ Sports reported more than two weeks ago that Lasorda has a heart condition and that his hospitalization was not due to COVID-19. Lasord had a heart attack in June 1996 and retired from managing a month later.

Lasorda reportedly attended the Dodgers' clinching Game 6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Oct. 27 that wrapped up the franchise's first World Series title since 1988.

The Hall of Famer compiled a 1,599-1,439-2 record in 3,040 games over 20-plus seasons (1976-96) as the Dodgers' manager.

Lasorda's Dodgers won the National League championship in 1977 and 1978 in his first two full seasons but lost both World Series to the New York Yankees. Lasorda's teams won the World Series in 1981 and 1988, and won eight division titles.

He was the National League Manager of the Year twice (1983, 1988), managed four All-Star teams.

Lasorda was enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997.

--Field Level Media

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