The Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves will put their rivalry on hold for a few minutes before their game on March 5 to honor Jim Fregosi, who passed away last week at the age of 71.
“Jim Fregosi, who spent 53 years in the game, was one of the most respected men in baseball,” said Larry Shenk, Phillies Vice President, Alumni Relations. “We invite fans to join us on March 5 as we celebrate Jim’s legacy.”
Fregosi played for four different major league teams in his career. He also managed four different squads, including the Phillies from 1991-96. In addition, Fregosi served as an assistant to the general manager for the Braves the past 13 seasons.
At the time of his passing, Braves President John Schuerholz issued the following statement.
“We have lost a dear friend and a wonderful baseball man. The Atlanta Braves will truly miss Jim and we send our deepest condolences to his wife Joni, his entire family and all of his many friends throughout baseball.”