Aug 4, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Members of the 1993 National League champion Philadelphia Phillies catcher Todd Pratt (3), catcher Darren Daulton (10) manager Jim Fregosi (11) and coach Larry Bowa (10) with current Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz (51) during national anthem before game against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. The Braves defeated the Phillies, 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Fregosi is taken off of life support


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.

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.

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