Hall of Famer and World Series champion has reportedly been hospitalized for several days Jim McIsaac Getty Images
against the at Yankee Stadium on June 10, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Tommy Lasorda, the long-time Los Angeles Dodgers manager and executive who “bleeds Dodger blue” has reportedly been hospitalized, and says it’s because of an infection. said Lasorda is expected to recover. There was no other information available.

Lasorda, a Dodger through and through, once said: “I bleed Dodger blue and when I die, I’m going to the big Dodger in the sky.”

Lasorda, 89, has had his share of health issues over the years. He missed some of the Dodgers’ playoffs games last year as he recovered from back and shoulder issues. He was hospitalized in August of last year after he needed 12 stitches to close a wound following a fall. He also suffered a heart attack in 2012.

Lasorda has been in baseball 62 years as a player, coach and manager. He started his decades-long stint with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1973, as third base coach, and became manager in 1976, staying in that role for 21 years. His 1,599 wins ranks 20th  all time among managers, and he won  World Series in 1981 and 1988 . Upon his retirement from the field, in 1996, Lasorda moved into the front office, where he’s still a special adviser.

Ray Marcano About the author:
Ray grew up in the Bronx, New York, so no surprise --- he's a lifelong New York Yankee fan. He's suffered through the last 40 years of bad New York hoops (he's a Knicks fan) and gets occasional giggles from the Rangers (NHL finals last year!).  In addition to his ...Read more
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