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Dodgers hitting coach Lenny Harris undergoes quadruple bypass

Dodgers minor-league hitting instructor Lenny Harris was listed in satisfactory condition after undergoing emergency quadruple-bypass surgery at a Phoenix hospital Saturday.

Harris, who spent five seasons with the Dodgers as a left-handed hitting infielder, holds baseball's all-time pinch-hit record.

A baseball source said Harris complained of arm and chest pain Friday and was rushed from the team’s spring-training home at Camelback Ranch to the local hospital.

He arrived before actually having a heart attack. But blockages were discovered in four arteries; one was severely blocked.

Harris, 45, played in the majors for 18 seasons. He is currently in his second season as the Dodgers’ Camelback hitting instructor.

-- Steve Dilbeck
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Sorry Steve, but Lenny Harris wasn't a switch hitter. Ironically enough he was the lefty part of a platoon with Mike Sharperson, who tragically passed away several years ago in an auto accident.
More importantly, however, my best wishes to Lenny for a speedy recovery.

Sorry, bad memory on my part.
He actually batted left-handed and threw right-handed.
Will correct. Thanks.


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