Tommy Lasorda, the former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, died after suffering a heart attack at the age of 93 at his home, reported AFP.

Lasorda got discharged from the hospital on Tuesday after a long stay while getting treatment for an undisclosed illness, the Dodgers said. 

Stan Kasten, the Dodgers president said, “In a franchise that has celebrated such great legends of the game, no-one who wore the uniform embodied the Dodger spirit as much as Tommy Lasorda.”

He added, “The Dodgers and their fans will miss him terribly. Tommy is quite simply irreplaceable and unforgettable.”

Rob Manfred also paid respect to the former manager and called him “one of the finest managers our game has ever known.”

Manfred added, “His passion, success, charisma and sense of humor turned him into an international celebrity, a stature that he used to grow our sport.” 

Lasorda, who helped the Dodgers get their historic World Series in 1981 and 1988, retired from management in 1996 after sustaining a heart attack in June that year, reported AFP. 

Lasorda came out of retirement and helped the American Olympic team in 2000 beat Cuba and secure a gold medal in baseball. Lasorda is the only person who has managed both Olympic and World Series teams. 

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Lasorda witnessed the Dodgers triumph over the Tampa Bay Rays in the world series in Arlington, Texas. 

Lasorda was also honoured with a place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977 after managing the Dodgers through 1976- 1996. He is one of three managers in baseball managers to have achieved this milestone.