FORMER BLUE JAY MANAGER, KIM FREGOSI DIES

Feb 14, 2014

By AM740 Staff

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A former manager of the Toronto Blue Jays has died at age 71. Jim Fregosi, a former All-Star who won more than 1,000 games as a manager for four teams, died after an apparent stroke. The Atlanta Braves say they were notified by a family member that died early Friday in Miami, where he was hospitalized after the apparent stroke while on a cruise with baseball alumni. 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. He was a six-time All-Star shortstop with the Angels, who retired his No. 11 in 1988.

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