The Dodgers announced Friday that Lasorda suffered a heart attack at his home in Fullerton, California.
LOS ANGELES – Tommy Lasorda, the passionate Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and subsequently became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died. . He was 93 years old.
The Dodgers announced Friday that Lasorda suffered a heart attack at his home in Fullerton, California. Paramedics made attempts to resuscitate him during his transfer to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 11:00 p.m. Thursday night.
Lasorda had a history of heart problems, including a 1996 heart attack that ended his managerial career.
He spent the past 14 years with the Dodgers as a special adviser to the team president.
He had a coaching record of 1,599 wins and 1,439 losses, winning World Series titles in 1981 and 1988, four National League pennants, and eight division titles leading the Dodgers from 1977 to 1996.
He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997 as a manager and led the United States baseball team to the gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
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