Last week, while in Chicago to face the Cubs, Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker was admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with an irregular heartbeat. Today, we learn that while Baker was being discharged on Friday, he suffered a mild stroke.

According to an official statement from the team:

Dusty returned to Cincinnati on Sunday, and his condition has improved dramatically. His Cincinnati neurologist, Dr. Joseph Broderick, and cardiologists, Dr. Dean Kereiakes and Dr. Daniel Beyerbach, expect Dusty to make a full recovery and return to the dugout, possibly as soon as the season’s final series next week in St. Louis.

Returning to work less than two weeks after having a stroke may seem a little bit ambitious, but he was treated quickly while still at the hospital, which according to the statement, minimized the effects of the stroke.

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  1. I am saddening to here this news about one of baseball’s greatest players and coach of all time Dusty Baker being sick. I know with God’s help he will be back in no time with his tooth pick in his mouth and that old school swag that he has…. I can remember when I was about 12 years old growing up in Orange County, CA I went South Coast Plaza…. I just happen to walk in to the footlocker and guess who I ran into?? Wow! Yes it was Dusty! I started tell him story about his childhood growing up in California that a close friend of his had told me… He looked at me and said who are? How do you know these things? I smile, I wink my eye and walk out and that was when he played for the Dodgers and Dan Ford played for the halo. I am 46 years old now and I rememer that so clear.
    That was one of the greatest times of me meeting one of the humbles and real baseball players. Now days you can’t say anything to baseball players without them having a chip on their shoulders. Somewhere along the way, some of the players are lost and have forgotten what baseball was all about… So with that being said… Get well soon so I can see that old school Swag in the dugout!!!!! You are still one of my heroes!!

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