La Dodgers Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda admitted to hospital

Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, a member of the Hall of Fame, has been hospitalized, the team said in a statement on Sunday.

The statement said that 93-year-old Lasorda was admitted to a hospital in East Orange County, Los Angeles and was resting comfortably.

“The family appreciates the thoughts and prayers of all; however, they request their privacy at this time,” the statement said.

No other information was immediately provided.

Lasorda competed in Game 6 of the World Series, the team’s statement said, when the Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays to win the franchise’s seventh World Championship. He managed the Dodgers for 21 seasons, winning the World Series in 1981 and 1988.

Lasorda, who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997, is the oldest Living Hall of Famer.

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