Jim Fregosi has been taken off of life support at a Miami hospital, according to multiple sources, from a stroke suffered yesterday. It had been previously reported that he had already passed away, but there are already reports out clarifying the mistake.
Jim Fregosi is still in a Miami hospital. He suffered multiple strokes. He has not died.
— Tracy Ringolsby (@TracyRingolsby) February 14, 2014
Important clarification from Dennis Gilbert: Jim Fregosi was taken off life support in Miami hospital. Thought he had died. So sorry.
— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) February 14, 2014
Fregosi, who was 71, was on a Major League Baseball alumni cruise in the Carribean when he suffered a stroke and was taken to a hospital in the Cayman Islands. Plans had been in place to move him to a hospital in the United States, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.
James Louis Fregosi was a star in the 1960s-1970s as a member of the California Angels, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, and Pittsburgh Pirates. He played in 18 MLB seasons, slashed .265/.338/.398, hit 151 home runs and drove in 706 RBI. While with the Angels, he was a six-time All-Star and Gold Glove winner at shortstop.
As a manager, Fregosi was skipper of the California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, and Toronto Blue Jays. He finished with a 1028-1095 career record, with one American League West championship with the 1979 Angels to go with a National League East championship and one World Series appearance with the 1993 Phillies.
Most recently, Jim was a special advisor to Atlanta Braves’ General Manager Frank Wren.
Our condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with Jim Fregosi’s family.