Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda resting comfortably after being hospitalized

Tanya Simon
November 18, 2020

Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda has been hospitalized in Orange County, California, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Sunday.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

Lasorda was admitted a week ago and his condition took a turn for the worse.

The Dodgers released a statement on social media saying Lasorda, 93, is resting comfortably.

'The family appreciates everyone's thoughts and prayers; however, they request their privacy at this time'.

Our sources say, his condition is NOT COVID-related.

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He signed with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1945, but his career was interrupted by the war.

The former Dodgers manager has remained a fixture at games over the years since retiring in 1996 and still holds an official title within the organization: special advisor to the chairman.

He toiled in the minor leagues until he made his major-league pitching debut for the Dodgers in 1954, where he spent two seasons.

Tommy was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997.

After retiring from managing, he became Vice President and then interim general manager of the team in 1968.

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