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Baseball’s Jim Fregosi Dies at 71

Jim Fregosi, a former All-Star who won more than 1,000 games as a manager for four teams, has died after an apparent stroke.

Jim Fregosi
Jim Fregosi (Harry How /Allsport)

The Atlanta Braves say they were notified by a family member that Fregosi died early Friday in Miami, where he was hospitalized after the apparent stroke while on a cruise with baseball alumni.

“He passed away at 2:36 a.m. [ET],” Jim Fregosi Jr., the oldest son of the 71-year-old Fregosi told MLB.com.  “Went in peace with no pain.”

Former manager and All-Star Jim Fregosi dies at 71

Fregosi ended more than 50 years in baseball as a special assistant to Braves general manager Frank Wren.

Fregosi managed the Philadelphia Phillies to the 1993 National League pennant and the 1979 California Angels to their first American League Western Division title. He also managed the Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays.

He was a six-time All-Star shortstop with the Angels, who retired his No. 11 in 1988.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

 

 

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