Tommy Lasorda’s condition improves after entering intensive care

Tommy Lasorda's condition improves after entering intensive care

Tommy Lasorda is doing better nine days after the Dodgers announced he was in intensive care in a Southern California hospital.

The 93-year-old Hall of Fame manager’s condition has improved and he’s been fielding calls from ex-players and coaches while in the hospital, Dodgers spokesman Steve Brener old the Associated Press.

While the Dodgers haven’t said why Lasorda was hospitalized, TMZ previously reported Lasorda was dealing with heart issues. The report from Nov. 15 said Lasorda had been in the hospital for a week. In 2012, Lasorda was hospitalized in New York after suffering a heart attack. He also had a heart attack in June during the 1996 season before retiring a month later.

He attended the Dodgers’ World Series-clinching game over the Rays in Arlington, Texas last month. That marked the Dodgers’ first championship since Lasorda led them to the 1988 World Series title, the second of two rings Lasorda won during a 20-year stint as the team’s manager.

Lasorda first joined the then-Brooklyn Dodgers in 1949 as a pitcher.