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Ex-Dodgers Manager, Elmsford 2012 Grand Marshal Lasorda Suffers Mild Heart Attack

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Tommy Lasorda, former Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team manager and Elmsford Little League 2012 Opening Day Grand Marshal, suffered a mild heart attack in New York City on Monday, according to MLB.com

The 84-year-old Hall of Fame manager, who was in Elmsford earlier this year to ring in the start of the season , was resting comfortably and in stable condition, the site reported.

"The doctors confirmed I do bleed Dodger Blue," Lasorda joked, according to the report. "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 Monday when he fell ill and was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, MLB.com reports.  He could be released as early as Wednesday.

In April, Elmsford Little Leaguers had a chance to meet the manager, who led the parade down Saw Mill River Road and threw out the first pitch of the season.

Lasorda also left the ballplayers with a few words of advice. “It’s a lot of fun to play sports, and this is the opportunity you are getting,” he said standing at home plate on Piccoli Field. “This is going to establish the way you live your life.”

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