Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda hospitalized

Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda was hospitalized for unspecified reasons, the team announced Saturday night.

In a statement released by the team Saturday, the Dodgers said Lasorda was "resting comfortably" and appreciated all the support from fans.

Lasorda guided the Dodgers to two World Series titles while managing the team from 1976 to 1996.

Lasorda, who suffered a heart attack in 2012, now serves as a special adviser to the chairman of the Dodgers.

The former manager has been hospitalized numerous times in the past year, including after a fall in August while attending a memorabilia show in Atlantic City, N.J. He was seen in attendance during the Major League Baseball postseason.

TMZ.com, citing an unnamed representative for the Dodgers, reported that Lasorda is recovering from an infection and is expected to be released from the hospital sometime this week.

Lasorda is in his 68th season with the Dodgers, starting as a left-handed pitcher in their minor league organization.

"He means a lot", manager Dave Roberts said.

He's in his 68th season with the Dodgers organization, now a special advisor to the chairman.

"I consider him a friend".

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He won 1,599 games, winning four NL pennants and two World Series, earning a spot in the Hall of Fame in 1997.

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