The great Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Pedro Guerrero is fighting for his life tonight in a Santo Domingo hospital inside the Dominican Republic. Guerrero checked into the hospital yesterday with symptoms related to a stroke. Further tests showed that Guerrero was suffering from bleeding in the brain and may have to undergo surgery.

The Associated Press reported earlier on Monday that Guerrero was in the intensive care unit and was under the guidance of one of the country’s top neurosurgeons. The 58-year old home run hitter was said to be in good spirits and was alert and conscious as he joked with friends and members of the hospital staff.

Guerrero spent 15 years in the major leagues most of which with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was the 1981 World Series Co-MVP along with Dodgers legends Ron Cey and Steve Yeager. Guerrero was a five-time all star and finished his career with a .300 bating average, 215 home runs and 898 RBIs.