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Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93

The Dodgers said Friday that he had a heart attack at his home in Fullerton.
Former Los Angeles Dodgers' manager Tommy Lasorda throws out the first pitch before Game 3 of...
Former Los Angeles Dodgers' manager Tommy Lasorda throws out the first pitch before Game 3 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Los Angeles.(Eugene Garcia/Pool Photo via AP)
Published: Jan. 8, 2021 at 5:34 PM EST
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died. He was 93. The Dodgers said Friday that he had a heart attack at his home in Fullerton. Resuscitation attempts were made en route to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday. Lasorda had a history of heart problems, including a heart attack in 1996 that ended his managerial career.

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