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Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda passes away

Tommy Lasorda
Posted at 8:53 AM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 12:09:34-05

FULLERTON, Calif. (KERO) — Longtime Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda has died, the team announced Friday morning.

Lasorda was released from the hospital earlier this week, but passed away Thursday night after suffering a sudden cardiopulmonary arrest at his home, according to the Major League Baseball team.

Baseball’s “most popular ambassador” spent seven decades with the Dodgers, which included 71 seasons, according to the team. He spent the last 14 as special advisor to the chairman.

Lasorda’s death comes just days after he returned home from a two-month stay at a Southern California hospital. He was hospitalized due to heart issues starting in November.

He was 93.