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Lasorda suits up for Old Timers' Game

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LOS ANGELES - Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda said he's "feeling good" two weeks after he had to have surgery to install a new pacemaker in his heart.

Lasorda, 89, was on hand to participate as a manager for the Dodgers' annual Old-Timers' Game on Saturday. Lasorda was released from the hospital on May 28 and attended the Dodgers' series opener against the Nationals on Monday.

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LOS ANGELES - Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda said he's "feeling good" two weeks after he had to have surgery to install a new pacemaker in his heart.

Lasorda, 89, was on hand to participate as a manager for the Dodgers' annual Old-Timers' Game on Saturday. Lasorda was released from the hospital on May 28 and attended the Dodgers' series opener against the Nationals on Monday.

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"I went through some tough times," Lasorda said. "but tough times don't last, tough people get through tough times."

Lasorda, who turns 90 in September, said his recovery went well and now he's working toward another goal.

"I thank God he's kept me alive, but I want to reach 100," Lasorda said. "I'm working for 100."

Lasorda was one of multiple former Dodgers on hand for the Old Timers' Game, including Steve Garvey, Orel Hershiser, Nomar Garciaparra, Josh Beckett and Billy Bean.

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Lasorda, who is in his 68th season with the organization, is currently serving as a special advisor to the chairman and has spent time as senior vice president and interim general manager.

Joshua Thornton is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.

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