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Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda suffers heart attack

By the CNN Wire Staff
June 5, 2012 -- Updated 2339 GMT (0739 HKT)
Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda suffered a mild heart attack Monday.
Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda suffered a mild heart attack Monday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Tommy Lasorda, 84, is in stable condition in New York
  • The Hall of Fame manger led the Los Angeles team for some 20 years
  • He jokes, "The doctors confirmed I do bleed Dodger blue"

(CNN) -- Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda suffered a mild heart attack Monday while in New York, the Los Angeles team confirmed Tuesday.

Lasorda, 84, was in New York for the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. He was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, and doctors inserted a stent to correct a blocked artery, the Dodgers said in a statement. He is resting and in stable condition.

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The Hall of Fame manager led the Dodgers between 1976-1996. He also managed the United States to its first gold medal in baseball at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

"The doctors confirmed I do bleed Dodger blue," Lasorda said in the team statement. "I'm looking forward to being back at the stadium to cheer on the Dodgers."

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