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Former MLB manager Jim Fregosi suffers apparent stroke on baseball alumni cruise, dies

Friday, February 14, 2014
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Jim Fregosi, who spent five decades in the MLB, died form an apparent stroke. (AP image)

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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. He was 71.

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 Sox and Toronto Blue Jays.

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

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