Former Dodgers and Cardinals starPedro Guerrero, who suffered a massive stroke Monday, awoke from a coma Wednesdayand talked to family and friends, his wife told ESPN.
Guerrero, 60, had been described Tuesday as in grave condition and fighting for his life at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.
"It is a miracle that Pedro is alive, completely conscious and speaking clearly two days after a doctor basically declared him brain dead," Roxanna Guerrero told ESPN. "This is a miracle."
Roxanna Guerrero said doctors attempted to have her agree to remove her husband from life support, but she said she refused until his medical staff spoke with the doctor who performed brain bypass surgery on Guerrero in February 2015 at Lenox Hill.
Guerrero awoke from his coma at 7 a.m. ET, according to ESPN's report, and he not only spoke with relatives, but also took calls from friends, including one from Leonel Fernandez, the former president of Guerrero's native Dominican Republic.
According to Roxanna Guerrero, a doctor quizzed her husband aboutwho the president was, and Guerrero answered with Fernandez's name though Danilo Medina is the current president of the Dominican Republic. The doctor clarified that he was asking about U.S. president and Guerrero answered, "Trump. Donald Trump is the president."
Guerrero was a five-time All-Star selection in 15 years in the majors and finished in the top five in National League MVP voting four times. His best season came in 1985, when he hit .320/.422/.577 and had 33 home runs for Los Angeles in 137 games.
He went 7-for-21 with a pair of homers and seven RBIs in the Dodgers' six-game win over the Yankees in the 1981 World Series and shared MVP honors with teammates Ron Cey and Steve Yeager.