Tommy Lasorda Suffers Heart Attack

Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda looks on from the dugout as he serves as an honorary coach during a game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The former LA manager is expected to be OK after a "mild" heart attack.

Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda has suffered a heart attack in New York City, according to the celebrity website TMZ:

84-year-old Lasorda -- who ended his illustrious coaching career after a prior heart attack in 1996 -- was in NY representing the L.A. Dodgers at the MLB draft, which started yesterday.

Sources tell us ... the heart attack was "mild" and Tommy is expected to be ok -- and the plan is for him to be released tomorrow.

Lasorda, who will turn 85 in September, pitched briefly in the major leagues from 1954 through 1956, but is far better known for being manager of the Dodgers from 1977 through 1996. In 21 seasons his teams won 1,599 games, four National League pennants and two World Series titles. Lasorda was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown by the Veterans Committee in 1997.

For more on Lasorda and the Dodgers, please visit True Blue LA and SB Nation Los Angeles.

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