06/05/12 4:53 PM ET
Lasorda hospitalized after suffering heart attack
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com
"The doctors confirmed I do bleed Dodger Blue," Lasorda joked. "I'm looking forward to being back at the stadium to cheer on the Dodgers."
Lasorda was in New York representing the Dodgers at the First-Year Player Draft when he took ill Monday night and was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. The 84-year-old is resting comfortably and in stable condition and could be released as early as Wednesday.
Lasorda has been a high-ranking club official since his retirement as manager midway through the 1996 season, when he also suffered a heart attack. His current title is special advisor to the chairman, given to him by former chairman and owner Frank McCourt.
Lasorda compiled a 1,599-1,439 record and won two World Series, four National League pennants and eight division titles during his 20-year career as the Dodgers' manager.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.