Tommy Lasorda is in intensive care, but he’s resting comfortably.
Tommy Lasorda hasn’t managed a Los Angeles Dodgers game in several decades, but the Hall of Famer remains one of the most ubiquitous people to ever put on Dodger blue. While a potentially serious medical emergency landed Lasorda in the hospital, it appears as though he is on track to make a full recovery in the near future.
The Dodgers confirmed that Lasorda, 93, was admitted to intensive care. Luckily for Lasorda and the rest of the Dodgers fanbase, his family is reporting that he is “resting comfortably.”
Tommy Lasorda remains one of the most beloved Dodgers of all time
Lasorda, who is the oldest living MLB Hall of Famer, needs no introduction to Dodgers fans, as he won nearly 1,600 games, four NL pennants, and two World Series titles during his time as the manager. After a prolonged gap in championship success following the team’s move from Brooklyn, it was Lasorda who helped restore the Dodgers to their former glory.
Lasorda, who is still fourth all-time in postseason games managed, didn’t leave the game of baseball, as he settled into a vice president role. Lasorda remains on the Dodgers payroll to this day as a special advisor to the chairman. Counting his days as a player, manager, and executive, Lasorda has been with the Dodgers‘ organization for 62 seasons.
Lasorda’s bombastic style and unmatched baseball IQ helped make into one of the best managers who ever stepped into a dugout and one of the most beloved members of that franchise. Every team across the league will surely be sending Lasorda well wishes and positive vibes, as he exemplifies everything that fans young and old love about the game.